Consumer Health IT Summit – September 12th, 2011

Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will be hosting the first of-its-kind-Consumer Health IT Summit this afternoon at 1 p.m. EDT.

What Is the Summit About?

The Secretary of HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, will be discussing new innovative and regulatory initiatives in support of consumer access to their health information. At the Summit, consumers, providers, and  public and private sector leaders will join together to discuss best practices for empowering consumers to become active partners in their health care by accessing and using their health information.

More than 30 organizations and patients who have experienced benefits from access to information through health IT will be in attendance at the Consumer Heath IT Summit to pledge their support for this important initiative that will help improve patient care and health outcomes.

How to Attend

There will be a live webcast of the Summit. Please join by visiting


  1. Tara says:

    Hi, will this webcast be available to view for those that could not listen in?

  2. Lucy says:

    Can’t find the CLIA Proposed Rule at How long before it’s posted? Thx.

    • ONC Blog Team says:

      Hi Lucy, The CLIA Regulation is available at Please visit for additional information on CLIA.

  3. Web Dizajn says:

    It might fit some more multimedia content, and whether it is possible to make content for people with special needs? Thanks!

  4. Consumer Health Content says:

    Glad to see the government acknowledges that the consumer is central and not secondary to Health 2.0.

  5. sallyhealthcaretech says:

    Thanks for reporting on the Consumer Health IT Summit – didn’t know it had happened. I will have to catch the video version of it.

  6. Health Beacon says:

    I dont think this will make a difference. Our health system is pretty screwed up to be honest!

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