Center for Patient and Family-Centered Care

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HIMSS and the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) have merged to provide thought leadership on how to improve patient health through the use of information technology. The HCPFC will closely align with HIMSS Connected Patient Committee and Connected Patient Community efforts.

HIMSS will work with NeHC members to develop the HIMSS Center for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (HCPFC). The Centers will educate and engage providers and patients to e-Connect by understanding the value of the adoption and use of health IT.

The Center will include:

  • A Thought Leadership Group
  • An Education Work Group
  • A Patient and Caregiver Advisory Group

For more information, please contact: Mary Griskewicz, Senior Director, Health Information Systems, HIMSS

Upcoming Virtual Events

Upcoming Events

Fueled by Healthcare IT Start-up Funding, a Digital Disruption is Knocking | December 2, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:00pm EST | Register for the December Webinar

Join speakers from Accenture as they examine how rapid growth of health IT start-ups has caused a "digital disruption".

Bridging the Care Gap by Utilizing Patient-Generated Health Data | December 16, 2014, 2:00 pm - 3:00pm EST | Register for the December Webinar

This HIMSS Connected Patient Community event will feature a presentation about HIMSS initiatives around Patient-Generated Health Data, technology offerings that disrupt the marketplace, and how Carolinas Health System developed in-house apps to utilize PGHD.

About the Merger

As of December 23, 2013, the two organizations become one to enhance and improve patient-centered healthcare with information technology.

Read the press release about the HIMSS Foundation and National eHealth Collaborative Merger.

Browse the Resource Archive

NeHC Archived Resources Focused on better health and greater value through information technology, the HIMSS Foundation and the National eHealth Collaborative merged in December 2013. Both organizations embrace a similar mission to engage with all stakeholders to drive positive change in healthcare with IT and provide a single, mission-driven voice and focus; NeHC will fold into the HIMSS Foundation.

The NeHC University and Resource Center resources have been archived for your use now under NeHC University.

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Patient Engagement Resources

Get an in-depth look into the different aspects of patient engagement. These resources will help improve your patient-physician relationships through case studies in consumer-mediated exchange. Speakers will outline the challenges they have faced regarding patient engagement and offer their insights into the lessons learned.

HIE / Interoperability Resources

Hear insights from thought-leaders on best practices on everything from privacy and security, patient engagement, governance, and sustainability.

HIT / Innovation Resources

Get an introduction to government initiatives and a high-level view of the current health IT landscape in the U.S. from the vision of HITECH to the Meaningful Use Stage 3 recommendations. Gain insight into key issues facing the industry such as: Patient engagement, Health Information Exchange (HIE), workforce development, the Standard & Interoperability (S&I) Framework, HIE governance efforts, and how organizations are leading the way in critical areas of their field

Federal Resources

These programs will provide you with valuable information about the various ONC and other federal initiatives, including the Nationwide Health Information Network program, and how these programs work with other industry efforts to create an open and inclusive ecosystem for robust, secure electronic exchange of health information.

Payer Resources

Examine the various ways in which regional and national payers are employing health IT strategies to improve healthcare efficiencies and save cost. Discussions will spotlight the role of data in recently-expanded Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program, how infrastructure will be critical in supporting the future of accountable care, case studies, trends, challenges, and opportunities payers are facing in the rapidly changing healthcare environment.

Patient Engagement Framework

The Patient Engagement Framework is a model created to guide healthcare organizations in developing and strengthening their patient engagement strategies through the use of eHealth tools and resources.

View the Patient Engagement Framework

Patient Generated Health Data Project

The National eHealth Collaborative Patient Generated Health Data Project was a task force which identified use cases and best practices for sharing information between patients and providers and integrating PGHD into clinical workflows.

View the Patient Generated Health Data Project Results

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