Health Information Technology
Nowadays, you can manage your finances online. Book a flight. Even attend college. It’s all just a click away.
So why can’t we access our medical records online?
Doctors should talk to each other, and medical records should be at our fingertips. And health information technology (IT) has the potential to revolutionize the way our health care system operates.
With the adoption of health IT, an end is finally in sight for the days when doctors have to sift through incomplete and incomprehensible hand-written medical records; when patients must tote test results from doctor to doctor; and when family caregivers spend endless time coordinating appointments, medications and treatments for their loved ones.
And, within a private and secure health IT system, patients and their caregivers can easily access the information they need to make more informed decisions regarding their care.
The potential of health IT to improve our health care system is vast. With your help, we can make it happen. Learn more about our work »
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Over the past several years, the National Partnership has led a powerful non-partisan coalition of patient and consumer organizations — the Consumer Partnership for e-Health (CPeH) — which has been instrumental in helping shape federal initiatives related to health IT. About CPeH »