Patients & Families

  1. Technology is changing the way
    we manage our health.

    As a patient, consumer, or caregiver, this transformation will enhance both your relationships with your health care providers and their relationships with each other. That change can help to place you at the center of your care — putting the “I” in health IT.

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  2. I beat cancer so I could
    dance with my daughter
    at her wedding.

    —   Dave deBronkart,
    Stage IV Kidney Cancer Survivor

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  3. I no longer have to fill out the
    same forms again and again.

    Health IT can free you to focus on your family’s health instead of the everyday hassles of managing your health care.

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  4. Blue Button:
    Giving You Access To Your
    Health Data

    Learn about an easy, electronic way to
    access your health information online.

    Learn about Blue Button

    Learn about Blue Button
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    Benefits of Health IT

    Over the past 20 years, our nation has undergone an extraordinary transformation due to information technology (IT). Until now, relatively few Americans have had the opportunity to use this kind of technology to enhance some of the most important relationships: those related to their health.

    Learn how Health IT can improve health care for you, your family, and your community.

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    Privacy and Security

    If your health information is sent or used electronically, it's important that you trust the systems that protect it. Federal law specifies the steps your doctors, insurers, and others must take to keep your health information private and secure.

    Learn more about health information privacy and security

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    Do You Know What's in Your Health Record? Share Your Story and Win Cash Prizes (#YourHealthRecord)

    Ask for access to view your health record and tell us what you found when you took a look inside! For a chance to win cash prizes, shoot a short video (<2 min long) sharing a personal story about how getting access to view your health record and knowing what’s inside helped make sure you or your loved one got the best care. Submissions are due by August 23.

    Read about the challenge

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    “I Want My Kids to Have the Best Care”

    Lilianne Wright, upon hiking in the Grand Canyon, suffered from severe stages of diabetic ketoacidosis, which brought her to the brink of death. Ms. Wright recovered, but found that managing her disease was and still is complicated, because her doctors can’t easily share her medical records. Today, her two children are reaping the benefits of EHRs.

    Read her story