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Fact Sheets » Ensuring High Quality Affordable Health Care

This set of fact sheets was developed by the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project to summarize critical elements for improving quality and affordability as well as potential solutions to make our health care system work well for those it serves.

Patient-Centered Medical Home Toolkit

A “medical home” is a model of primary care in which a team of health professionals work together to provide comprehensive, coordinated, quality care to patients. The toolkit includes a comprehensive overview for consumer advocates on how to advance this model of care. Learn more »

Foundational Principles for Gaining Consumer Trust and Acceptance of HIT

The Consumer Partnership for E-Health developed a set of Principles to guide policy-making around the electronic exchange of health information in order to protect and promote the best interests of patients and consumers. Download now »

Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology

The Consumer Partnership for E-Health created this document that outlines the ways in which health care providers can use HIT in a meaningful way to provide patient-centered care. Download now »

Fact Sheet » Health Information Technology (HIT) and Health Information Exchange (HIE): What Do Consumers Stand to Gain?

Computers and other electronic devices are important tools in managing and sharing health information. This fact sheet reviews the important role of HIT in fostering better care coordination and actions you can take to support its expanded use. Download now »

Fact Sheet » You Can Help Reduce Health Care Disparities

This consumer focused fact sheet outlines the importance of collecting race, ethnicity and primary language data to identify and reduce health care disparities. Download now »

Fact Sheet » Medical Errors: Not Just a Headline

Medical errors are preventable mistakes that may result in the injury or death of a patient. This fact sheet summarizes the most common types of medical errors and how they can be reduced. Download now »

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