New designs to make health records easier for patients to use

HHS: January 15, 2013

 

Winning designs of printed health records to help patients better understand and use their electronic health records (EHRs) were announced today by Farzad Mostashari, M.D., the national coordinator for health information technology. The designs, created through a HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) challenge contest, all met the goal of making EHRs valuable to patients and their family members.

“Patients that are engaged in their health care treatments have better outcomes in their health,” said Farzad Mostashari, M.D., national coordinator for Health Information Technology.  “The design challenge winners all proposed patient-friendly designs that will help to translate technical health information into easy-to-understand information that will help patients work closely with their doctors to manage their care.” Read more