Health Information Technology will be a term commonly used when describing accessibility to health records. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is embracing technology by allowing individuals to access health info by using their mobile devices.
Nicholas Garlow with HHS HealthBeat states, "You can access your health info on your phone. That has great benefits. You can access info on the go, at home, or in an emergency. It also has risks - your privacy, and security of that information."
The HHS Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is working hard to insure that health information accessed from mobile devices is not compromised--and information remains safe.
Kathryn Marchesini works with the HHS and states,"Anyone with a mobile device can use our resources, available online. Everyone can use the materials to emulate good privacy and security practices."
This is proof that technology is here--and it's here for good. Consumers will have to adjust to the changes and humbly embrace them. Health Information Technology can be used to a patients advantage--for questions--or to learn more visit healthit.gov/mobiledevices.