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- In households with annual incomes less than $20,000, 35% have broadband connectivity compared with 85% of households with annual incomes greater than $75,000.
- 74% of U.S. nurses recommend health-related Web sites to their patients.
- As of March 31, 2009, there are 6,080 Primary Care HPSAs with 65 million people living in them. It would take 16,585 practitioners to meet their need for primary care providers (a population to practitioner ratio of 2,000:1).
- Under the terms of the HITECH Act, CMS will offer incentives to medical practices that use digital medical records technology. Starting 2011, physicians will get $44,000 - $64,000 over 5 years for implementing and using a certified electronic system.
- 77% of people in a national survey said they would like to get reminders via e-mail from their doctors when they are due for a visit; 75 percent want the ability to schedule a doctor's visit via the Internet; 74 percent would like to use e-mail to communicate directly with their doctor.
- 65% of physicians in the country work in clinics of four doctors or fewer. Of these, only 20% has gone paperless.
- $39 Billion in federal dollars has been designated to help the nation convert to Health IT.
- Low-income Americans and people of color continue to experience disproportionately higher rates of disease, fewer treatment options and less access to health care.
- 67 percent of people in a national survey would like to receive the results of diagnostic tests via e-mail; 64 percent want access to an electronic medical record to capture information; and 57 percent would like to use a home monitoring device that allows them to e-mail blood pressure readings to their doctor's office.
Association of Clinicians for the Underserved organizes Health IT for the Underserved Conference on March 7-8, 2013 @ Poughkeepsie, NY
The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT) unveiled its new leadership team today. NHIT also announced the departure of NHIT’s former Chief Operating Officer, Marcia Thomas-Brown, who as assumed a leadership position with a Federally Qualified Health Center in an underserved Bronx, New York community.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Minority Health and Quest Diagnostics, based in Madison, N.J., today announced a program through which Quest Diagnostics will donate electronic health record (EHR) software and services to physicians in small practices serving minority populations in Houston, Texas.
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