Today, I had the honor to give a presentation to the Dept. of Health & Human Services’ (HHS), American Health Information Community (AHIC), Consumer Empowerment Workgroup (CEW). What a string of acronyms.
Purpose of CEW is to explore all the multitude of issues surrounding how to provide the consumer greater control and “empowerment” over their healthcare. With such a goal, it is obvious that this workgroup spends a significant amount of time discussing PHRs. Therefore, after sending an email to the HHS Director, Office Health IT Adoption, Karen Bell announcing the release of our PHR Market Report in late May, Dr. Bell contacted me, to invite me to give a presentation to this workgroup on some of our research findings.
So for all of you who were not able to attend the CEW meeting this afternoon, here is the presentation: PHR Market Trends \’08 (PDF).
Enjoy and I welcome any and all feedback.
Addendum: Loaded the ppt up into slideshare.net which provides a nice feature, similar to YouTube for viewing the slideshow directly, which you will find below.