Health Innovation

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ONC Launches Patient Matching Initiative

Lee Stevens | September 11, 2013

As part of our ongoing effort to improve patient matching across disparate systems, we are beginning a collaborative project to help identify the common denominators and best practices being used by private sector health care delivery systems and Federal agencies. By identifying and recommending standardization of the basic attributes most commonly used for patient matching, we are looking to improve patient safety, care coordination and efficiency.

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Using Health IT to Mobilize Data for Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Judy Murphy, R.N. | July 17, 2013

As many of you know, ONC has sponsored several health and health care related mobile app and video development challenges over the past few years with the goal of providing tools and information to both patients and consumers that can help them better manage their health and care.  From the Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge to the Blue Button video challenge, we believe that having more health information benefits patients and their doctors alike.

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