September 27, 2016
By: Vindell Washington, M.D., M.H.C.M., National Coordinator for Health ITHave you ever wanted to pull up a list of your allergies or the medications you’ve taken on your smartphone or computer? How about your lab results, or records from your recent visit to the hospital?
Having your health data at your fingertips can help you stay healthy. As a nation, we’ve made incredible progress in digitizing the health system – with nearly all hospitals and three-quarters of doctors using certified electronic health records. Now that all this electronic health information exists, we’re focused on making sure it flows more easily to you and your doctor as part of our efforts to make health care better, smarter, and healthier – what we call delivery system reform.
READ MORE: Giving Patients and Providers the Keys to Their Health Data