ONC Effort Aims To Boost Patient Engagement Through Health IT

Jodi Daniel, director of ONC's Office of Policy and Planning, wrote that ONC will "develop a policy framework for putting the person more at the center of their own health and health care, enabled by health IT."

Jodi Daniel, director of ONC's Office of Policy and Planning, wrote that ONC will "develop a policy framework for putting the person more at the center of their own health and health care, enabled by health IT."

According to ONC, the initiative has three goals:

  • Increasing self-management and prevention;
  • Seamless interaction with the health care system; and
  • Shared management of health care (Murphy, EHR Intelligence, 1/13).

ONC said the goals will be met through initiatives already underway, including:

  • Blue Button;
  • The Consumer eHealth Program;
  • The meaningful use incentive program;
  • Federal advisory committee workgroups;
  • The Investing in Innovation Program;
  • Patient-centered outcomes research;
  • Patient-generated health data; and
  • Personalized health care

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Source: iHealthBeat