Hear, hear. We don’t mince words, and we’re not at a loss for them either.

Blog posts

  • Women Caregivers: The Unsung Superheroes

    As we celebrate National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize and honor family caregivers with the theme “Supercharge Your Caregiving.” It's a time to consider how we may better support the 43.5 million people — the superheroes — who take on family caregiving responsibilities each year.

  • Survey Says: We’re Missing an Opportunity to Engage Women in Their Health Care

    The 2017 NCI Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) survey included questions on consumer use of health IT. We look at what it says about how women access and use health information via digital health tools. 

  • The Power of Data Sharing to Improve Health

    When it comes to improving patient care and health outcomes, it is clear that place matters: where people live, work, worship and play affects both individual and population health in powerful ways. 

  • New York State of Mind

    GetMyHealthData is partnering with practices in New York to improve patient access to and use of health information.

  • Troubleshooting Tracers’ Stories

    We continue our Tracer Series this week by sharing common roadblocks Tracers have faced when they tried to get and use their health data.

  • A Tale of Two Tracers

    This week, we’re kicking off our series of Tracer stories by sharing stories from two patients who requested their health data and reported back to us about their experiences.

  • Get Your Health Data in 2016: Become a Tracer

    2016. This is it: the year I get my cholesterol under control. It’s not an easy New Year’s resolution, but it’s one I’m confident I can keep track of, in part because I have 24/7 access to my health records.

  • A Long Time Coming: Health Technology in the Hands of Patients

    Did you know that you may already be able to access your digital health records from home? Harnessing the power of technology to improve health and care doesn’t have to be complicated; you don’t need the latest Fitbit, Apple Watch or GoogleGlass for technology to make an impact on your life.

  • No Meaningful Use (MU) Without Me: The Power of Consumer Voices

    As you know, at the National Partnership for Women & Families, we strongly believe health IT is a real game-changer for patients, helping them take charge of their health and become true partners in improving our health care system.

  • How Do I Get to Healthy?

    What if, instead of plugging in your destination address, you could ask for directions to get to healthy?

  • "Meaningful Use" of Health IT: What the FACA?!

    What happens when you put a couple of dozen doctors, technology vendors, consumer advocates, researchers, public health officials, state legislators and others in a room and ask them to agree on exactly what it means to ‘meaningfully use’ electronic health records? Not as many fights as you’d think. And thanks to the Federal Advisory Committees Act [1] – which created the FACAs responsible for creating the first draft of Meaningful Use criteria – we know!

  • An Opportunity to Reduce Health Disparities that We Cannot Afford to Waste

    One of America’s greatest assets is its incredible diversity. Today, one in five people in this country age five and older speak a language other than English at home. The U.S. Hispanic population has reached 50.5 million, accounting for more than half of the population increase since 2000.

  • Meaningful Use March Madness: Keep Up the Pace

    Welcome to Meaningful Use March Madness, a series of blog posts refuting frequently-heard arguments about the criteria proposed for the Electronic Health Record “Meaningful Use” Incentive Program.

  • Meaningful Use March Madness

    Welcome to Meaningful Use March Madness, a month of weekly blog posts refuting frequently-heard arguments about the criteria proposed for the Electronic Health Record “Meaningful Use” Incentive Program. Stay tuned all month!