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NPSF Joins Consumer Partnership for eHealth

Thursday, February 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, has joined the Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH).

 

Led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, CPeH is a coalition of more than 50 consumer, patient, and labor organizations working to advance health information technology to meet the needs of patients and families. Through its initiatives, CPeH seeks to shape the policy landscape, amplify the consumer voice, and enhance access to and use of health information.

 

“The goals of CPeH are in parallel with recommendations of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Free from Harm report,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and chief executive officer of NPSF. “Ensuring that that technology is safe and partnering with patients and families are two keys to advancing patient safety, and we look forward to working with the Partnership.”

 

CPeH’s members collectively represent 127 million people.  The Partnership aims to measurably improve lives through health IT and digital health tools.

 

“The ability for consumers and providers to easily and efficiently share critical health care information with each other is paramount to facilitating patient-centered care and promoting shared decision making,” said Erin Mackay, associate director, Health Information Technology Policy and Program, National Partnership for Women & Families. “We look forward to input and support of NPSF as a new member.”

 

To learn more about the Consumer Partnership for eHealth, visit http://www.nationalpartnership.org/issues/health/HIT/about-cpeh.html.


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