Access to Data and Patient-Centered Care
Yesterday, at the HHS Consumer Health IT Summit, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius proposed rules for the expansion of patients’ access to their own health information through the use of health IT. The focus of this announcement was on empowering patients with information to become active partners in their health and care.
Our second segment of the conversation between Jack Cochran, MD, and Scott Young, MD, explores that very issue. Today’s podcast centers on patient-centered care — what it looks like and why it’s important — in the information age.
Audio clip produced by Kaiser Permanente with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. www.storycorps.org
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