HIMSS Hosts Virtual Event on Impact of Health IT on Participatory Medicine

HIMSS Virtual Event

Partnering in Care: Providing and Supporting Healthcare and Wellness with Health IT

A HIMSS Virtual Briefing October 16, 2013 11AM-1PM CT
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Participatory Medicine is a model of cooperative health care that seeks to achieve active involvement by patients, professionals, caregivers, and others across the continuum of care on all issues related to an individual’s health. Described as an ethical approach to care, participatory medicine holds promise to improve outcomes, reduce medical errors, increase patient satisfaction and improve the cost of care. As patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health, coupled with providers encouraging and valuing them as full partners, patients can understand how health IT technologies that were once so mysterious are now enabling care. As health IT professionals embrace this powerful paradigm shift and its impact to health IT, the results will not only provide and support health and wellness but contribute to the overall goal of care partnerships.

Learning Objectives:

• Identify the characteristics of a participatory medicine model and its impact to health IT
• Review the current status of the Blue Button movement
• Discuss ways that a patient advocate can facilitate healing through the adoption, use and understanding of technology


  • The Principles and Practice of a Participatory Medicine Model 11:00 – 11:30 CT
  • Engaging in Your Care: A Blue Button  Update (Now the Movement) 11:45 – 12:15 CT
  • What’s Driving People’s Engagement and ‘DIY’ in Health Care? 12:30 – 1:00 CT

Learn more or register for this event here.