National Partnership for Women & Families

Resource Library: Health Care

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Use Case: Knee Replacement Care Plan

Use Case: Knee Replacement Care Plan


The House Republicans’ Repeal Bill Would Harm Women and Families

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working. The law is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. It brought historic gains for women’s access to affordable, high-quality health care. In contrast, House Republicans’ recently released repeal bill — the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA) — would wreak havoc on our health care system by making health coverage more expensive and inadequate for millions of women and families.


RE: 21st Century Cures -- Digital Health Care

Letter to Energy & Commerce Committee


Senate Letter on Progressing Advance Care Planning in Meaningful Use Stage 3

Senate Letter on Progressing Advance Care Planning in Meaningful Use Stage 3


Measuring Impact of Patient- and Family-Centered Care

Taking a patient- and family-centered approach to care has consistently been shown to improve the quality, safety and experience of care.


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.


CPeH 2015 Edition Certification NPRM Comment Letter

Consumer Partnership for eHealth comment letter on ONC's proposed rule for the 2015 Edition Certification of EHRs


Senate Letter on Reducing Health Disparities

Senate Letter on Reducing Health Disparities


Standing Up for Women & Families in 2014

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

House of Representatives Letter on Leveraging Meaningful Use to Reduce Disparities


Five Years of HITECH: Progress and Opportunities

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.


The Consumer Partnership For ehealth’s Principles For Health And Care Planning In An Electronic Environment

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.


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.


Comments on Section 1557 (Sept. 2013)

RE: Request for Information Regarding Nondiscrimination in Certain Health Programs or Activities


House of Representatives Letter on Advancing Patient- and Family-Centered Care Planning in Meaningful Use Stage 3

House of Representatives Letter on Advancing Patient- and Family-Centered Care Planning in Meaningful Use Stage 3


Frequently Asked Questions: Health Insurance Coverage for Lower- and Moderate-Income Pregnant Women

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expands the Medicaid program, making millions more Americans eligible for coverage. Additionally, in 2014 it will offer premium and cost-sharing assistance to eligible individuals who purchase private insurance in state marketplaces.


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


Consumers Request an Important Revision to the Meaningful Use Deeming Option


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.


Senate Committee of Finance Statement for the Record - Health Information Technology: Using it to Improve Care

The National Partnership for Women & Families submits this written statement to share the perspectives of patients and consumers on using electronic health information exchange to improve their health and health care.


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