Health Information Technology (IT)
Health IT can put medical information right at your doctor's fingertips, rather than relying on phone, fax or paper.
The effective implementation and use of health IT is absolutely essential for improving the quality and safety of health care. That's why the National Partnership has been there every step of the way — to ensure that it gets done right!
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Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) is a coalition of more than 50 consumer, patient and labor organizations working at the national, state and local levels to advance private and secure health IT in ways that measurably improve the lives of individuals and their families. Learn more »
Reality Bytes — Health IT Blog
Why Health IT is Truly the Cat's Meow
Those of us who work in the health IT world spend our days analyzing policies, creating advocacy strategies, and talking about meaningful use criteria, quality improvement, and care coordination till we're blue in the face. But how does that play out when we leave the office? More often than not, we bring our work home.
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Making IT Meaningful: How Consumers Value and Trust Health IT
The National Partnership and Professor Alan Westin, Ph.D., commissioned a study that, for the first time, details consumer perceptions of the value of and trust in electronic and paper medical record systems. Read more »
Top Ten Consumer Benefits of Health Information Technology (April 2013)
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.
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Consumers Respond to Senate White Paper (May 2013)
National Partnership’s Consumer Partnership for eHealth and Campaign for Better Care respond to a Senate white paper on the Meaningful Use Incentive Program. Citing the program’s accomplishments and benefits for patients, families and caregivers, consumers call for Meaningful Use to continue moving forward.
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