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Electronic Health Records Benefits: An ePatient Story

Alisa Hughley | October 21, 2013

Electronic health records benefits may be clear for providers – cutting redundancy of tests, coordinating care during discharges, etc. — but these benefits also will ultimately accrue to patients in the form of better health.
In July, I participated in the Tenth Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference. I was delighted to be invited to speak on an ONC panel dedicated to “Looking Forward to the Next Frontier in Public/Private Collaboration to Promote Patient Engagement.” More importantly, I was pleased to see a government entity interested in focusing on an area that has become a personal mission of mine.

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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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Building Momentum: Expanding Patient Access to Medical Records

Lygeia Ricciardi | July 1, 2013

Last month we at ONC and the health IT team at the White House gathered a group of diverse stakeholders to talk about ways to turbo charge patient access to medical records and how they can use their own electronic health information to achieve better health and healthcare. The Patient Access Summit II built on the momentum of a similar gathering last year.

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