Category Archives: Health Information Technology: Personal Health Records

Office of National Coordinator for Health IT: Disparities in Individuals’ Access to and Use of Health IT

This data brief from the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology reports on data from a national survey regarding patients’ access and use of health information technology (IT).  Among the Stage 2 requirements for meaningful use of certified electronic … Continue reading

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Office of National Coordinator for Health IT: Individuals’ Access and Use of Online Electronic Medical Record

This data brief from the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology reports on data from a national survey regarding patients’ access and use of their online electronic medical records.  Among the Stage 2 requirements for meaningful use of certified … Continue reading

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National Partnership for Women and Families: How Consumers Value and Use Health IT

This policy brief from the National Partnership for Women & Families describes the results of a national survey about how consumers value and use health information technology.  A growing number of consumers are embracing electronic health records (EHRs), and the significant boost … Continue reading

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DHHS Office of Civil Rights: Letter on Consumer Right to Access Health Information

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights issued this letter in 2013 clarifying the right of health care consumers to view and receive copies of one’s personal health information, both in printed (copies) and electronic … Continue reading

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Health 2.0: High Wow Factor, High Hopes for the Future of Health Care

I just spent the past two days at the 2011 Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco being wowed and a bit overwhelmed, in a whole different universe than either the community-based organization or public policy environments I am used to. … Continue reading

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Veterans Administration “Blue Button” Initative

Beginning in 2010, the Veterans’ Administration has provided a single “blue button” download capability for veterans to obtain an electronic copy of their personal health information through the VA’s personal health record, MyHealtheVet. http://www.va.gov/open/videos/BlueButton.asx This capability is being viewed as … Continue reading

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Dell: Executive and Patient Survey on Health Reform and Health Information Technology

This report from Dell details the findings of surveys conducted in the fall of 2010 with 150 hospital executives and over 300 recent hospital patients regarding the future of health care, including the use of health information technology.  Caveat: the … Continue reading

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7th National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations: Plenary Session on Health Information and Communications Technology

One of the speakers at the plenary session on the final day of the 7th National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations was Dr. M. Chris Gibbons from the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute.  Dr. Gibbons is the … Continue reading

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Resources to Advance Patient-Centeredness and Health Equity

I have compiled key publications and resources on some current topics in health care policy.  Below are descriptions of the key topic areas, which also can be accessed using the menu on the right side of this page. Health Care … Continue reading

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California HealthCare Foundation Report: 2010 National Survey of Consumers about Health Information Technology

This reports on the national survey conducted by the California HealthCare Foundation from December 2009 through January 2010 with consumers about health information technology.

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