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What is Health Literacy and Where Can You Get it?

By Jill | Uncategorized, , ,

The Institute of Medicine calls health literacy the “Prescription to End Confusion,” but understanding medical information is not as simple as taking a pill. As the Consumer Health Information Coordinator Michelle Eberle writes, health literacy “requires a complex group of reading, listening, analytical and decision-making skills, and the ability to apply these skills to health […]

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Whats Happening With Health Information Technology?

By Jill | Editorial, , , , , ,

Health information technology (health IT), or the exchange of health information in an electronic environment, allows the safe and secure sharing of health information as it passes between consumers, providers, insurers and government entities.

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