HealthIT.gov is the official website of the federal government for health information technology (health IT). Below are several pages about different aspects of health IT in the U.S.
Click on: http://www.healthit.gov/patients-families/health-it-stories
Read about health IT stories of patients and their families.
Pick one story and complete the following:
Title of the story:
Summary of the story (2-3 sentences):
Click on: http://www.healthit.gov/patients-families/blue-button/about-blue-button
Read about “the blue button” access to medical records by patients and their families.
Complete the following:
Write a summary of the benefits of emedical records access (2-3 sentences):
Click on: http://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/case-studies-data
Read about health IT case studies.
Pick one case study and complete the following:
Title of the case study:
Summary of the case study (2-3 sentences):
What effects (positive and/or negative) will health IT have on the health of individuals and on American public health practices?