Patients & Families

  1. New Videos: Get it. Check it. Use it.

    ONC and OCR have developed a series of short, easy-to-understand educational videos in English and Spanish to help individuals better understand their right to see and get their health information.

  2. Patient Engagement Playbook

    Patient engagement can have big benefits for your practice and your patients: better communication, better care, and better outcomes.

    Health IT Playbook
  3. Nearly All Hospitals Using Certified EHRs

    New survey data shows nearly all of the nation’s hospital have adopted certified electronic health records (EHRs). This represents a nine-fold increase since 2008, according to the annual American Hospital Association (AHA) survey’s Information Technology Supplement.

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  4. ONC Announces New Challenge

    The Move Health Data Forward Challenge incentivizes API solutions that enable individuals to move their health data.

    Health Data Forward Challenge


Health information technology (health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. Health IT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information.

Learn more about The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

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