White House Summit on Achieving eHealth Equity - Summary Report
In February 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Office of Minority Health (OMH), and ZeroDivide convened a diverse group of stakeholders at the White House to discuss how to advance eHealth among the underserved and the role eHealth can play in achieving health equity.
- Establish an understanding of the current use of eHealth, as well as barriers to use of eHealth technologies among underserved and minority populations.
- Identify “community champions” and “bright spots” that have demonstrated successful engagement of underserved patients and their family caregivers in the use of eHealth to improve access to health care, facilitate care coordination, and improve self-management of health conditions.
- Identify opportunities for ONC, OMH, and its Federal partners to collaborate with industry and community leaders and grassroots organizations to prioritize several strategies that will promote patient engagement via eHealth while addressing barriers to eHealth equity.