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Achieving Electronic Connectivity in Healthcare - A Preliminary Roadmap from the Nation's Public and Private-Sector Healthcare Leaders

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Publication Date: July 2004

Publisher(s): John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Author(s): Connecting for Health Steering Group

Funder(s): John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Funder(s): John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Special Collection: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services administration)
Media, telecommunications, and information (Information policy)

Keywords: Research and technology; Personal health record (PHR); Health Information Technology

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Recommends changes to the health care system in three broad categories: creating a technical framework for connectivity, addressing financial barriers, and engaging the American public with a consistent set of messages to promote the benefits of electronic connectivity and to encourage patients and consumers to access their own health information.