I’m thrilled that our government has put up a great new website, www.HealthIT.gov, with tons of info about electronic medical records, both for providers (docs & nurses) and for patients & families. I’m even more thrilled that they had the good sense to drive home the impact with five real patient stories – some good, some bad – where medical records or the lack of them) made a difference.
And I’m REALLY thrilled that one of them is about my daughter and me. :–) Click the picture to go to the site.
So much of health IT discussion is about the geeky “CIO” (chief information officer) stuff, and loses track of what it’s all about: people’s lives. Congratulations and thanks to the good people at that part of our Department of Health & Human Services – Josh Seidman, Claudia Williams, Lygeia Ricciardi are the three I know best – for this TERRIFIC campaign: “Putting the ‘I’ in Health IT.” Yes.