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- In households with annual incomes less than $20,000, 35% have broadband connectivity compared with 85% of households with annual incomes greater than $75,000.
- 74% of U.S. nurses recommend health-related Web sites to their patients.
- As of March 31, 2009, there are 6,080 Primary Care HPSAs with 65 million people living in them. It would take 16,585 practitioners to meet their need for primary care providers (a population to practitioner ratio of 2,000:1).
- Under the terms of the HITECH Act, CMS will offer incentives to medical practices that use digital medical records technology. Starting 2011, physicians will get $44,000 - $64,000 over 5 years for implementing and using a certified electronic system.
- 77% of people in a national survey said they would like to get reminders via e-mail from their doctors when they are due for a visit; 75 percent want the ability to schedule a doctor's visit via the Internet; 74 percent would like to use e-mail to communicate directly with their doctor.
- 65% of physicians in the country work in clinics of four doctors or fewer. Of these, only 20% has gone paperless.
- $39 Billion in federal dollars has been designated to help the nation convert to Health IT.
- Low-income Americans and people of color continue to experience disproportionately higher rates of disease, fewer treatment options and less access to health care.
- 67 percent of people in a national survey would like to receive the results of diagnostic tests via e-mail; 64 percent want access to an electronic medical record to capture information; and 57 percent would like to use a home monitoring device that allows them to e-mail blood pressure readings to their doctor's office.
First Annual NHIT Collaborative for the Underserved Communities
Understanding current developments and trends in computer technology and HIT use in communities of color (COCs). Identifying barriers to consumer engagement and opportunities to overcome them. Sharing effective strategies to engage health consumers in managing their health through HIT. Presenting recommendations for effective outreach and education to “leapfrog” current health and HIT gaps.
HIT for Consumers in Communities of Color: Strategies to "Leapfrog" Disparities in Access, Adoption and Use
This webinar is the second in a series, sponsored by the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT), that highlights the impact of HIT on the underserved and health disparities. NHIT works to assure that providers and consumers, with a focus on communities of color, benefit from HIT advances and resources.
This webinar will highlight the impact of HIT on the underserved and health disparities, with a focus on ONC's recent report. (Understanding the Impact of Health IT in Underserved Communities and those with Health Disparities) HIMSS Latino Community has as its mission to promote and advance the promise of health IT delivery in the Latino community.