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The Consumer Partnership for eHealth's (CPeH) comments on the proposed 2015 Edition Health Information Technology Criteria delivered to Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Consumer Partnership for e-Health's (CPeH) comments on the proposed requirements for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use delivered to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Consumer Partnership for eHealth's (CPeH) Comments on the draft Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap delivered to Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Presentation: Mark Savage, Director of Health IT Policy and Programs, National Partnership, Audio Press Briefing, December 10, 2014
Nearly every stakeholder recognizes that greater patient centeredness and patient engagement are essential to the “Triple Aim” of federal health reform: improving care, improving health and reducing cost.
A growing number of consumers are embracing electronic health records (EHRs), and the significant boost in online access to health information is increasing patient engagement in their care. In the last year, more than four in five patients with online access to their health records (86 percent) used their online records at least once – and more than half (55 percent) used them three or more times a year. Those are among the findings from a study released by the National Partnership for Women & Families.
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
Use Case: Heart Failure Care Plan
Use Case: Knee Replacement Care Plan
Letter to Energy & Commerce Committee
Senate Letter on Progressing Advance Care Planning in Meaningful Use Stage 3
Consumer Partnership for eHealth comment letter on ONC's proposed rule for the 2015 Edition Certification of EHRs
Senate Letter on Reducing Health Disparities
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.
House of Representatives Letter on Advancing Patient- and Family-Centered Care Planning in Meaningful Use Stage 3
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
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