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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.
The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative), in collaboration with HIMSS North America will be convening the "Second Annual NHIT Collaborative for the Underserved Conference: Advancing Health Equity through Precision Medicine & Health IT Innovation."
The National Health IT Collaborative brought together public/private and community stakeholders for their Spring Summit, Health Disparities and The Heckler Report: 30 Years in Focus- Game Changing HIT Solutions.
On April 22nd, 2015 the White House hosted the "Advancing Health Equity through Health IT Innovation and Collaboration" briefing on behalf of the NHIT Collaborative. The event focused on how health information technology (HIT), through innovation and public/private collaboration contributes to health equity and the elimination of disparities in multicultural and other underserved communities.
On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative) hosted the first in a series of annual conferences to present cutting-edge strategies that use health IT (HIT) tools to advance healthcare and ultimately improve health in underserved populations. Action plans based on conference recommendations will be unveiled in April, 2015 during National Minority Health Month.
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