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  • Amicus Brief: Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.

    The amici argue that denying pregnant workers job modifications that are granted to others similar in their ability or inability violates the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and contravenes sound health, economic and social policy.

  • Why the Affordable Care Act Matters For Women: Choosing a Health Plan 101

    Many women have questions about health insurance, the new insurance marketplace, and how to choose the best health plan for themselves and their families. While every family will have unique health care needs, the following information can help women make the best choices.

  • Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Health Insurance 101

    Women need the right tools and information to access affordable, quality care and make the best health care choices for their families and for themselves.

  • Cesarean Prevention Recommendations from Obstetric Leaders: What Pregnant Women Need to Know

    To help pregnant women prepare to talk with their maternity care providers and make good care decisions, this guide summarizes the new recommendations.

  • Listening to Mothers: The Experiences of Expecting and New Mothers in the Workplace

    DATA BRIEF | Holding a job is the new normal for pregnant women in the United States, but many encounter significant barriers to success on the job and at home, according to a survey of new and expecting mothers.

  • Health Care Acronyms

    This document contains frequently-used health care acronyms.

  • Creating a Consumer Advisory Council

    The inclusion of patients and consumer leaders in health care quality improvement initiatives can help ensure that projects meet their goals.

  • Health Care Glossary

    This document contains the definitions of frequently-used health care terms.

  • Consumer Engagement in a Multi-Stakeholder Group

    It is critically important to include consumer perspectives in multi-stakeholder health care quality improvement initiatives.

  • Consumer Principles for Health and Care Planning in an Electronic Environment

    Consumers envision the next generation of care plans as a multidimensional, person-centered planning process built on a dynamic, electronic platform. The Consumer Partnership for eHealth developed a set of Consumer Principles to guide policy efforts to build the functionality to support health and care planning into health IT.

  • Leveraging Meaningful Use to Reduce Health Disparities: An Action Plan

    Health information technology offers great promise in addressing and reducing health disparities, yet there has been little actual progress on this critical issue. The Consumer Partnership for eHealth has created an evidence-based action plan for leveraging the EHR Incentive Program to reduce health disparities and make a positive life-altering impact for the nation’s underserved and vulnerable populations

  • Top Ten Consumer Benefits of Health Information Technology

    The Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program (e.g. “Meaningful Use”) is an essential catalyst for improving the quality, safety and efficiency of care. Patients and families have already begun to experience early benefits, which will grow exponentially in coming years.

  • 5 Reasons Expanding Medicaid Coverage Matters to Women and Families

    The Medicaid expansion included in the Affordable Care Act is an historic opportunity to extend much needed health care coverage to millions of lower income Americans. Traditionally, Medicaid coverage has been limited to only to certain segments of the low-income adult population – parents whose dependent children live with them, disabled individuals, and pregnant women (but only for the duration of their pregnancy and 60 days afterward).

  • Telemedicine: Improving Women’s Access to Health Care Through Innovation

    Telemedicine is the delivery of any health care service or the transmission of health information using telecommunications technology. It includes videoconferencing, transmission of still images, patient portals, remote monitoring of vital signs, and more.

  • Building Patient-Centeredness in the Real World

    The accountable care organization began life as a catchphrase signifying a shift in the relationship between a hospital and its doctors. By forming an ACO, a hospital and medical staff shared clinical and financial responsibility for coordinating care to improve quality and lower costs.

  • Steps for Engaging Consumers

    Ensuring substantive and meaningful consumer participation in a health IT initiative can help facilitate adoption of patient-centered innovations, and ultimately, speed and enhance the adoption of health IT in a community.

  • Making IT Meaningful: How Consumers Value and Trust Health IT

    As the nation progresses with the hard work of reforming the health care delivery system, the widespread adoption of health information technology (health IT) has become a national priority. A broad range of health care providers is working to implement and effectively use electronic health record (EHR) systems, which are essential to the success of new models of care currently being tested as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 (ACA).

  • HIT Glossary and Acronym List

    The following is a glossary of Health Information Technology (IT) acronyms and terms.

  • Affordability

    Women on average earn less than men and are more likely to live in poverty. Female households, which are on the rise, are especially at risk of of living in poverty. Many women also have caregiving responsibilities, which limit their time and ability to work outside the home and require in additional health care spending.

  • Coverage Statistics

    Family economic insecurity is on the rise. Increasing numbers of women and families are losing employer-sponsored insurance and either going without insurance or enrolling in Medicaid.

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