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AIDS.gov Director Miguel Gomez blogged on May 4 about health information technology (health IT).
AIDS.gov blogs in the past have discussed personal health records and HIV, but now AIDS.gov wants to spread the word on what health IT is all about, and what it means for those 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).
AIDS.gov is 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.
Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, discusses in the video below what his office is doing, what everyone should know about health IT and the implications health IT has for the response to HIV?