Health IT can make a difference. The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology shares the Consumer eHealth Mission to "Empower individuals and their families with the information and technology they need to manage their health and partner in their care." REUNIONCare would like to share this slide deck to demonstrate how tools like REUNIONCare help individuals in their quest and need for access to their full health records to address information gaps.Read More
Get it. Check it. Use it.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, gives individuals the right to see and get copies of their health information, or share it with a third party, like a family member or a mobile device application. Having easy access to their health information empowers individuals to be more in control of decisions regarding their health and well-being. Individuals can monitor chronic conditions better, understand and stay on track with treatment plans, find and fix errors, and contribute information to research if they choose.
To help explain this important right to individuals and health care providers, ONC and OCR have developed easy-to-understand educational tools in English and Spanish.Read More
“Reach out and touch someone” Do you remember that line from the 1980’s telephone commercial? Bell South telephone company used that slogan for years. Today that line means so much more than it did back then.Read More
Thoughts on a recent New Yorker article "America’s Epidemic of Unnecessary Care" - how and when senior citizens spend their money, and how to best leverage the family physician-patient relationship as the “hub and wheel of the health care system.”Read More