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The Value of Consumer Access & Use of Online Health Records

Lo Res  Version of the Infografic published by the Health IT Buzz Bloga service of HHS’s Office of the National Coordinator* for Health Information Technology (ONC).


Original – in full detail – available on their website



* About ONC

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ONC is the principal federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information. The position of National Coordinator was created in 2004, through an Executive Order, and legislatively mandated in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) of 2009.

Is Consumer Telehealth – TeleCare Effective?

Can a doctor who sees his patient on a screen only, appropriately prescribe medications? Are doctor’s prescribing habits the same in a virtual consultation, as it is in their office? According to researchers from RAND, they are similar, to a certain extent. While companies involved in TeleHealth tend to suggest, in their studies, that antibiotics are […]

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