Health-care spending vs. health - That about sums it up, doesn't it?

Health-care spending vs. health

The health-care system isnt what makes us healthy. Its where we go once were sick. And its where we spend all our money. The Bipartisan Policy Center puts the difference in infographic form.

9 things you can do to get better care. #7 - Ask your doctor or nurse if  they use health information  technology. Electronic medical records help track and share  your medical information with your other health care providers. Tracking information electronically, rather than on paper, means that the information  your doctors need is available all the time, no matter where you are. This can reduce errors and unnecessary tests. Visit HealthIT.gov for more info or Careaboutyour care.org.

9 things you can do to get better care. #7 - Ask your doctor or nurse if they use health information technology. Electronic medical records help track and share your medical information with your other health care providers. Tracking information electronically, rather than on paper, means that the information your doctors need is available all the time, no matter where you are. This can reduce errors and unnecessary tests. Visit HealthIT.gov for more info or Careaboutyour care.org.

Better Decisions and More Coordinated Care with EHRs

Physicians see benefits of EHRs by having more complete patient information to make better decisions.

Watch this video to learn how having electronic access to your health information through the "Blue Button" can empower you with the information you need which can be lifesaving in an emergency situation and can ensure that everyone who is caring for you is on the same page. Watch the video: http://www.healthit.gov/patients-families/video/use-va-blue-button-access-your-personal-health-information

Watch this video to learn how having electronic access to your health data can empower you with the information you need which can be lifesaving in an emergency situation and can ensure that everyone who is caring for you is on the same page.

The winner of the ONC Blood Pressure Beat Down Video Challenge explains how he uses health information technology (health IT) to help with blood pressure monitoring.

The winner of the ONC Blood Pressure Beat Down Video Challenge explains how he uses health information technology (health IT) to help with blood pressure monitoring.

What if you could win cash prizes for making a video about whatever you wanted and all you had to do was mention "Blue Button" at some point and show the logo and include a URL in the video? Blue Button started as an easy way for veterans to get their health records online and now it's spreading. We want your help to spread the word about the power of the Blue Button.  Visit http://bluebuttonvideo.challenge.gov to learn more and sign up!

What if you could win cash prizes for making a video about whatever you wanted and all you had to do was mention "Blue Button" at some point and show the logo and include a URL in the video? Blue Button started as an easy way for veterans to get their health records online and now it's spreading. We want your help to spread the word about the power of the Blue Button. Visit http://bluebuttonvideo.challenge.gov to learn more and sign up!

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