NeHC to consumers: Take charge of your health – from Governemnt Health IT – 28 April 2011

Posted on April 29, 2011. Filed under: Health Informatics, Patient Participation | Tags: |

NeHC to consumers: Take charge of your health
April 28, 2011 | Mary Mosquera

“The Consumer Consortium on eHealth has launched from dozens of organizations that serve consumers in a variety of ways to encourage participation by individuals in their health care through the use of health information technology.
The National eHealth Collaborative, a public/private partnership that promotes secure health information exchange, brought together representatives from 65 consumer groups, patient advocates and government agencies to start sharing their most effective practices, communication strategies and tools to encourage consumers to become more involved in their health.

Groups included the National Partnership for Women and Families, AARP and the Medical Group Management Association.

Consumers need to be involved in the innovations and investments of health IT to improve the quality and coordination of health care, according to participants.”

…continues on the Government Health IT site

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