2013 Consumer Health IT Summit

Attend the Summit Live or by Webcast on September 16th

The ONC will host the 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit on September 16 in Washington, D.C. Join them and be part of this public and private sector gathering focussing on empowering patients to better manage their health in a digital era. Attend the event live or participate by webcast. You must register before Friday, August 30th. Learn more about registering for this event.

The Summit will feature:

  • A summary of recent and upcoming policy and regulatory changes that are strengthening patients’ rights and ability to access their health data electronically, including Meaningful Use and HITECH modifications to HIPAA.
  • Examples of where Blue Button is being implemented to give consumers electronic access to their health data and a new tool to help consumers find out which providers, plans, and others offer Blue Button.
  • Innovative apps that are addressing consumer needs and helping them use their health information in exciting ways, including the announcement of the Blue Button Co-Design Challenge winner.
  • Business opportunities for developers to build eHealth tools.
  • An announcement about a new eHealth campaign, including PSAs, and efforts by consumer advocacy organizations and others to build greater awareness of eHealth and to shift attitudes about patient participation in health and healthcare.
  • Interactive breakout sessions on advancing greater awareness, developing applications and tackling real world implementation challenges.


Main Program: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
Lunch: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm ET
Break Out Sessions: 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Topic Areas for Breakouts

  • Outreach and Awareness for Consumers
  • Building Platforms for Developers
  • Promising Practices for Providers Implementing Blue Button

The Summit has confirmed speakers from several agencies including:

  • Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer
  • Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health IT, HHS
  • Leon Rodriguez, Director, Office for Civil Rights
  • Lygeia Ricciardi, Director, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, HHS