Consumer Engagement

Portrait of Lygeia Ricciardi

The Blue Button Movement: Kicking off National Health IT Week with Consumer Engagement

Lygeia Ricciardi | September 12, 2013

Next week the Department of Health & Human Services – and ONC – is helping to kick off National Health IT Week (#NHIT) with the third annual Consumer Health IT Summit: Accelerating the Blue Button Movement. Registration is full, but you can sign up for the wait list or participate virtually online. This year’s National Health IT Week Consumer Summit celebrates consumer and patient engagement in health and healthcare via health information technology. This year we’ve decided to include “Blue Button” in its title.

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Portrait of Ryan Panchadsaram

Winners of Patient Health Record Graphic Design Contest Announced

Ryan Panchadsaram | January 17, 2013

Three months ago we challenged graphic designers to help us reimagine what the patient health record could look like. We hoped that by making a patient health record more usable, the record could help prevent medical errors, empower patients to make better health decisions, and even save lives. We received a record number of submissions from graphic designers (more than 230). Our reviewers and curators were inspired by how the entrants were able to use design to make the record more human-centered and easy to use.

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