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Information Technology for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare by David Bates, Ronen Rozenblum, Maria Adela Grando, Eyal Zimlichman, Jim Warren, Marina Velikova, Maarten van der Heijden, Hanna Suominen, Roy Schoenberg, Yukari Schneider, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Michael Poku, Margaret Piscitelli, Christopher Pentoney, Disty Pearson, Jihad Obeid, Martha Minniti, Paula Miller, Marjorie Miller, Michael L. Millenson, Mary McNamara, Ariane Marelli, Peter Lucas, Gondy Leroy, Gene Lazuta, David Lansky, Jeff Harwell, C. Martin Harris, Stephanie Glier, Yaorong Ge, Robert Farrell, Mary Jo Deering, Catalina Danis, Scott Cashon, John Jeffrey Carr, Asaf Bitton, Cynthia Baur, Sasha Ballen, Marion J. Ball, Wajeeh Bajwa, Mehnaz Adnan, Thomas Lee

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5 Policy context and considerations for patient engagement with health information technology

Abstract: This chapter lays out major policy issues relevant to patient engagement and health information technology. We discuss how and why patient engagement has become an increasingly large focus of both federal and private initiatives to rein in costs and improve quality, focusing on relevant sections of the Affordable Care Act as well as the rise of consumerism in the healthcare marketplace. We then highlight seven promising tools with policy-relevant dimensions in this area: personal health records; patient-reported outcomes; team-based care; telemedicine; mobile health applications; shared decision-making; ...

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