ONC Hosts Upcoming Webinar on Patient Engagement

Fostering Innovation for Patient EngagementFostering Innovation for Patient Engagement

The ONC in collaboration with the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) is hosting an upcoming webinar on patient engagement. In November NeHC released their Patient Engagement Framework, a model created to guide healthcare organizations in developing and strengthening their patient engagement strategies through the use of eHealth tools and resources. Additionally, Bipartisan Policy Center  found in their report, Improving Quality and Reducing Costs in Health Care: Engaging Consumers Using Electronic Tools, that patient engagement leads to consumers increased involvement in their own health and healthcare decisions.

Whether you are a provider, payer, EHR vendor, developer, patient, consumer advocacy organization, or other interested party, attend this webinar to learn more about the tools available to help patients better manage their care through health IT.:

Topic: Liberating Data and Fostering Innovation to Engage Patients
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 12:00-1:30pm EST
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Event Speakers

  • Lygeia Ricciardi, Acting Director of the Office of Consumer eHealth, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Erin Poetter, Policy Analyst, ONC, HHS
  • Damon Davis, Special Assistant, ONC, HHS
  • Pierce Graham-Jones, Innovator in Residence, HHS
  • Ryan Panchadsaram, Presidential Innovation Fellow, HHS
  • Henry Wei, Presidential Innovation Fellow, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Learning Objectives
A discussion of ONC and cross-agency initiatives shaping the landscape of patient engagement through e-health and health IT including:

  • The expansion of “Blue Button” (a simple way for individuals to download their data electronically) from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to a nationwide, ONC-led initiative to empower consumers.
  • How Blue Button and the Stage 2 requirements for Meaningful Use that support patient and family engagement relate to each other.
  • New apps, templates for visualizing data, and consumer communications tools that are available for use.
  • Current and future policy initiatives that support patient engagement through eHealth
  • Actions your organization can take to advance patient engagement through eHealth