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Patients Take Center Stage

EDITOR’S NOTE: HIMSS recently invited members of the health IT blog community to share their responses to the question, “How will health IT make a difference a year from now at the next National Health IT Week?”  (HIMSS will launch its inaugural #NHITWeek Blog Carnival Sept. 10 in support the seventh annual National Health IT Week). We asked Rich Elmore, former ONC Query Health coordinator, now Allscripts Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, to do the honors.   When we look back one year from now, we’re going to find that the patient has truly taken center stage in our healthcare system, largely due to the impact of Health IT on the culture and practice of medicine.   You know there’s a massive culture shift underway when: Patients take pictures of their infections with their phone and send them via SMS to […]