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May 04, 2010


Health Information Technology and the Response to HIV

By Miguel Gomez, Director

We are excited to present this video as part of a series on health information technology (health IT). We’ve talked about personal health records and HIV before, and today we want to share a bit more on what health IT is all about, and what it means for those of us working to respond to HIV. In the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, work related to health IT is coordinated through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). At, we are committed to providing on-going information on health IT because the adoption of health IT can: provide secure and protected patient information; improve the quality of care; reduce care costs; contribute to informed decision-making; improve coordination of care; improve public health activities and early detection; facilitate research; and promote prevention/protection for all Americans including those living with HIV.

I sat down with Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, to learn more about what his office is doing, and what we should know about health IT. You can watch the video and read the transcript below. And we’d love to hear from you — what implications does health IT have for the response to HIV?

October 08, 2009


Highlights (and a Wordle) from Health 2.0

Podcast of this blog post

By Jennie Anderson

Health 2.0

I've just returned from this year's Health 2.0 conference Exit Disclaimer feeling energized by all of the new ways technology can help us to communicate important health information. While Health 2.0 is not HIV-specific, it brings together critical information and resources for us. I was amazed to see that the tools and technology, along with the opportunities and challenges have grown so quickly since last year's conference.

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May 05, 2009


Personal Health Records and People Living with HIV

By Miguel Gomez

I spoke with Chitra Mohla from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to learn more about Personal Health Records (PHRs) Exit Disclaimer and their importance in the HIV community. A PHR allows you to store and manage all your information in one place. Chitra told me that people who are chronically ill are often the most motivated to use PHRs because they may have multiple appointments, medications, and health care providers. But before we talk about how PHRs can benefit people with HIV, let's start with the basics.

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