The release of the eHI Blueprint represents Phase I of a two-phase process, offering multi-stakeholder consensus on a first set of guiding principles, strategies and actions in five key areas: engaging consumers; transforming care delivery; improving population health; aligning financial and other incentives; and managing privacy, security, and confidentiality. Individuals representing diverse perspectives in healthcare were drawn from eHI's leadership to lead and facilitate the work of five multi-stakeholder committees who created the key components of the Blueprint. While agreement was reached on a broad set of issues in each of the areas noted above, the eHI Blueprint process also identified areas where more work is needed-including specific areas related to financing and policies for information sharing.
Over the next twelve months, as part of Phase II of the Blueprint
process, eHI will widely disseminate the Blueprint, support its
implementation, facilitate the sharing of related best practices, and gain
even further input from additional stakeholders both at the national and
local levels, so that the principles, strategies and actions can continue
to be refined based on an even broader set of perspectives, as well as
experiences in the field. In addition, eHI will encourage national dialogue
to reach agreement on those areas for which there is not yet consensus,
contributing significantly to the debate as it moves forward. Finally, eHI
will track and publicly report on progress made on the Blueprint on an
|SOURCE eHealth Initiative|
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved