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“No MU without ME”: join the campaign to fight health data hiding - e-Patients.net

A coalition of organizations, coordinated by the National Partnership for Women & Families and Consumer Partnership for eHealth, is mounting a coordinated campaign to fight back, through social media and responses in the government regulatory process. The symbol, the “badge,” so to speak, is “No MU Without Me.”

News Coverage | April 16, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

ONC loosens patient engagement requirements for MU Stage 3 - Becker's Health IT & CIO Review

Debra L. Ness, president of Washington, D.C.-based National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a statement that the revision of the rule is a "dramatic retreat from essential, ongoing efforts to make patients and their families equal partners in improving health through shared information, understanding and decisionmaking." She urged CMS to reconsider.

News Coverage | April 15, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

ONC promises not to abandon patient access — Energy and Commerce advances 21st Century Cures — HIMSS day 3 - Politico Morning eHealth

Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership of Women & Families, decried the rule as a “startling and unwelcome departure from the administration’s commitment to health care transformation that produces higher value, more patient- and family-centered care.”

News Coverage | April 15, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

HIMSS15: Patient Engagement Tug-of-War - iHealthBeat

In a statement, Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said the proposed rule "is a startling and unwelcome departure from the administration's commitment to health care transformation that produces higher value, more patient- and family-centered care," adding, "All of us who care about achieving the 'Triple Aim' -- better care, better health and lower costs -- know that success depends on patients being equal and engaged partners, true co-creators, of their health and their care. This rule signals a turn in precisely the wrong direction."

News Coverage | April 14, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

5 things you need to know about today's Equal Pay Day, wage gap - The Plain Dealer

The wage gap between minority women and white men is even larger than the overall gap between men and women, according to an analysis released this week by the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 14, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Women still make less than men, and it costs them billions every year - Mashable

A full-time female employee in the United States makes 78 cents for every dollar a man earns, according to a new report published by the nonprofit organization the National Partnership for Women & Families

News Coverage | April 14, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

On Equal Pay Day, Congress Still Divided Over How to Address Wage Discrimination - Bloomberg BNA's "Daily Labor Report"

The White House and congressional Democrats maintain that female workers earn 78 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts, citing data compiled by the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 14, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

On Equal Pay Day, new report finds that women still only make 78 cents for every man’s dollar - GeekWire

It’s Equal Pay Day and a new report from the National Partnership for Women and Families states that women are still not doing that hot when it comes to their take-home pay.

News Coverage | April 14, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Equal Pay Day Might Sound Good—But Here’s Why We’re Not Celebrating - MTV News

“Young women are paid less on average right out of college,” said Vicki Shabo, Vice President of the National Partnership for Women & Families, told MTV News.

News Coverage | April 14, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Working Parents Should Be Very Happy About This Obscure Senate Vote - Huffington Post

Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said, “There was not a big lobbying effort around this amendment,” she said. “The vote was a surprise -- but a very positive surprise.”

News Coverage | April 6, 2015 | Work and Family

Health IT Groups Comment on ONC’s Interoperability Roadmap - Healthcare Informatics

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH), the alliance of multiple patient-centered nonprofit groups led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, applauded ONC for emphasizing partnerships between patients—as well as their families and caregivers—and providers.

News Coverage | April 3, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Several Groups Submit Comments on ONC's Interoperability Roadmap - iHealthBeat

In its comments, the Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a non-partisan coalition led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, applauded ONC and also offered several recommendations.

News Coverage | April 3, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Health IT groups praise interoperability roadmap - FierceHealthIT

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a non-partisan coalition led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, and Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) both recently wrote to National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo with praise for the document, as well as recommendations for what can be changed, expanded and clarified.

News Coverage | April 2, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Microsoft Requires Suppliers Give Their Employees 15 Days of Paid Sick Leave - Bloomberg BNA's "Human Resources Report"

Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, told Bloomberg BNA in an interview April 2 that Microsoft's move is “an interesting first step we haven't seen others do.”

News Coverage | April 2, 2015 | Work and Family

Consumer Partnership for eHealth praises ONC's interoperability plan - Becker's Health IT & CIO Review

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan coalition established in 2005 and led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in its comments the ONC's plan supports a learning health system and the interoperability plan is inclusive of multiple types of health systems and individuals.

News Coverage | April 2, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Partnership lauds draft roadmap citing focus on patient participation - Clinical Innovation+Technology

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth said the roadmap “can help make health information technology the engine of successful reform that it can and should be,” said National Partnership for Women & Families President Debra L. Ness.

News Coverage | March 31, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Pregnant at Work? What the Supreme Court's Latest Decision Means for You - What To Expect

"This unmistakably says that pregnant women have equal protection in the workplace under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act," says Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families. She also highlights the significance of Justice Kennedy's dissent.

News Coverage | March 30, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Health insurance exchanges need an upgrade - The Baltimore Sun

The exchange websites should further improve their navigation features. The National Partnership for Women & Families recently investigated and highlighted the best aspects of each exchange. States should work to upgrade their exchanges based on those findings.

News Coverage | March 30, 2015 | Health Care

Analysis finds unequal pay for women on California Capitol - Associated Press/San Jose Mercury News

The National Partnership for Women & Families estimates that the inequality costs women across California $37 billion annually.

News Coverage | March 29, 2015 | Work and Family

Senate Shock: Bipartisan Support for Paid Sick Days - RH Reality Check

“To see 61 senators—Democrats and Republicans—go on record in support of paid sick days is a clear sign that elected officials are hearing from their constituents and taking note of the many cities and states that are adopting paid sick days laws, which are working well for businesses, economies, workers and families,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | March 27, 2015 | Work and Family

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