ONC Selects Designs To Make EHRs More Consumer-Friendly

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | January 16, 2013

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has selected the winning designs of printed health records to help patients better understand and use their electronic health records (EHRs).

The designs and formats were a response to an ONC challenge contest to make EHRs valuable to patients and their families. Patients who are engaged in their healthcare treatments have better outcomes, according to Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the national health IT coordinator.

“The design challenge winners all proposed patient-friendly designs that will help to translate technical health information into easy-to-understand information that will help patients work closely with their doctors to manage their care,” he said in a Jan. 15 announcement...