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Erin Siminerio, M.P.H. | November 2, 2012
We want to hear from YOU about what online cancer resources, and other technology you’ve used to help you manage your cancer care and treatment or steps you might have taken to help you or your loved one better manage your or their health. Your stories have probably motivated those close to you and we want to make sure that they can help to inspire others to make the most of the information and tools available to make sure they get the best care—the care that is right for them.Read Full Post.
New Animated Video Explains How Advancements in Technology are Giving You Tools and Access to Information to Manage Your Health
Erin Siminerio, M.P.H. | August 7, 2012
It’s time health care caught up with the way we live the rest of our lives. Technology has transformed the way we bank, shop, travel and communicate; yet, health care has lagged far behind.
ONC has posted 3:00 minute and 60-second versions of an animated video for consumers that explains how widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and other technology is helping to give the U.S. health care system a 21st Century upgrade—creating one that is smarter and more responsive to the needs of patients,
Erin Siminerio, M.P.H. | July 19, 2012
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Many Americans can’t recall the last time they stepped foot into a bank to manage their finances. Eighty percent of U.S. adults use the Internet  and of those who are online, 61 percent do their banking online . Yet when it comes to managing our health, most Americans don’t have their most important information—their health information—at their fingertips. Rather, this information is locked away in filing cabinets and folders.
Erin Siminerio, M.P.H. | April 6, 2012
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One in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure (a.k.a., “hypertension”) – Do You? Many people who have high blood pressure don’t know it, which is why it’s often referred to as the “silent killer.” High blood pressure damages the brain, heart, eyes, and kidneys while causing no symptoms. Fortunately, there are steps that each of us can take to prevent or manage high blood pressure,
Erin Siminerio, M.P.H. | January 10, 2012
Have you seen any compelling videos that went viral lately? Ever dreamed of seeing your name in lights? Think information technology is a powerful tool that can be leveraged to improve health and health care? You may be the next viral sensation or help inspire someone else to be, thanks to ONC’s Healthy New Year Video Contest.Read Full Post.