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eHealth Initiative Releases Blueprint Representing Consensus on an Action Plan for Transforming U.S. Healthcare Using Health IT
Date:10/10/2007

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"The Blueprint is intended to be a living document that evolves over time as stakeholders identify areas that can be operationalized, as well as develop those areas where consensus and leadership is still needed," said Janet Marchibroda, chief executive officer, eHealth Initiative and eHealth Initiative Foundation. "While many reports call solely for government action, the eHI Blueprint is also focused on what each stakeholder in healthcare can do -- right now -- to drive healthcare improvement through health information technology."

The Blueprint recognizes and builds upon the work of many projects and initiatives both within the federal government and private sector, and references this work within the "overview of key initiatives" and "resources" sections of the document, offering additional references to healthcare leaders.

About eHealth Initiative (eHI) and its Foundation

The eHealth Initiative and its Foundation are independent, non-profit affiliated organizations whose missions are the same: to drive improvements in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information and information technology.

eHI engages multiple stakeholders, including clinicians, consumer and patient groups, employers, health plans, healthcare IT suppliers, hospitals and other providers, laboratories, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, pharmacies, public health, public sector agencies, and its growing coalition of more than 250 state, regional and community-based collaboratives, to reach agreement on and drive the adoption of common principles, policies and best practices for improving the quality, safety and effectiveness of America's healthcare through information and information technology. Go to http://www.ehealthinitiative.org.

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eHI's Fourth Annual National Conference is being held October 11-12 at the Ronald Reagan Building and Intern
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