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Portrait of Damon Davis

Our Aging Population and Health Care: Perspectives on Health IT

Damon Davis | October 31, 2012

ONC recently had the opportunity to take part in one of the largest conferences for consumer organizations—AARP’s annual “Life @ 50+,” which hosted more than 20,000 twenty-thousand AARP members in New Orleans, LA.  As you may know, AARP represents one of the fastest growing demographics in America— our 50+ population. AARP helps people 50+ have independence, choice, and control of their lives in ways that are beneficial to themselves and society as a whole.
The convention center was packed with older adults from every corner of the country who traversed the halls to learn about myriad topics: travel and leisure;

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Portrait of Judy Murphy, R.N.

Nurses, “Ask for YOUR e-Health Record!”

Judy Murphy, R.N. | September 10, 2012

As the 2012 National Health IT Week begins, we’d like to call on the 3.2  million registered nurses across the nation and the important roles they serve everyday as caregivers, advocates, educators, and health consumers to take action in their own health.  In support of ONC’s Consumer e-Health Program, the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) and American Nurses Association (ANA) have been working with ONC to engage the nation’s nurses to help patients get more involved in their health and health care by asking them to be more involved patients themselves. 

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