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On average, women use the health care system to a greater extent than men, and thus stand to benefit more from greater access to their own health information and electronic tools that help them manage their health and coordinate their care.
RE: ONC's 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure
Many women of childbearing age will gain access to affordable health insurance for the first time as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Thanks to the ACA, eligibility for Medicaid will be expanded and more affordable health insurance plans will be offered to individuals in state-based health insurance marketplaces.
Use Case: Heart Failure Care Plan
Today more than ever, there is greater recognition within health care organizations that patient- and family-centered care (PFCC) is an effective strategy for achieving the Triple Aim.
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.
For the last few decades, most federal funding for sex education has been dedicated to abstinence-only until marriage education. Abstinence-only education has not been shown to reduce teen sexual activity, pregnancy or Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
Use Case: Knee Replacement Care Plan
Letter to Energy & Commerce Committee
Senate Letter on Progressing Advance Care Planning in Meaningful Use Stage 3
Taking a patient- and family-centered approach to care has consistently been shown to improve the quality, safety and experience of care.
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.
Consumer Partnership for eHealth comment letter on ONC's proposed rule for the 2015 Edition Certification of EHRs
Senate Letter on Reducing Health Disparities
In 2014, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.
House of Representatives Letter on Leveraging Meaningful Use to Reduce Disparities
Five years after the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, health information technology is beginning to improve the health care experiences of patients and families.
Letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator and acting national coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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.
RE: Request for Information Regarding Nondiscrimination in Certain Health Programs or Activities
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