To offer patients more convenience and control over their health while building stronger relationships with their doctors.
Consumers in most industries expect instant digital feedback and real-time access to services and information; health consumers are now looking for the same experience. Traditional access points, such as calling a phone triage nurse, office visits, or urgent care cannot adequately support a growing population with greater health needs and higher expectations for convenience.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is offering a proposed vision of how health IT can support a paradigm shift over the next few years to facilitate effective health management by individuals, their caregivers, and their health care teams. By 2020, ONC envisions that:
The power of each individual is developed and unleashed to be active in managing their health and partnering in their health care, enabled by information and technology.