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About Us

Ehealth4ny is being launched as part of an initiative of the Legal Action Center (LAC) called our Consumer Education and Engagement for eHealth Project, which is sponsored by the New York eHealth Collaborative and supported with funding made available from the New York State Health Foundation and New York State Department of Health. Our Consumer Education and Engagement Project, co-led by LAC and Janlori Goldman (Faculty member, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health), is part of a coordinated, statewide collaborative effort we are participating in with New York's Department of Health and the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) to reach out to the public about the power of eHealth to improve people's health care.

 

What is ehealth4ny?

ehealth4ny aims to educate and engage New Yorkers about electronic health or eHealth – also called health information technology (health IT).


ehealth4ny is the online face of a statewide Consumer Education and Engagement Initiative on eHealth. We operate in partnership with the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the Consumer Advisory Council for New York's Consumer Education and Engagement Initiative on eHealth. ehealth4ny has been launched with support from NYeC, DOH and the New York State Health Foundation.


We are working closely with a number of related initiatives in the state to develop materials and reach out to the people of New York on the power of eHealth to improve care and give you more control over your own health information and care. We also believe that eHealth will give doctors and other health care providers the power to better care for you.


The mission of the Consumer Education and Engagement Initiative on eHealth is to educate and engage New Yorkers about the potential for eHealth or health IT to improve access to care and health care quality in the state, while safeguarding individual privacy.  The following are a set of principles we developed to guide our work: 

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Who We Are

ehealth4ny is part of a statewide effort to educate and engage consumers on eHealth. This effort, the Consumer Education and Engagement Initiative for eHealth, works to make sure that consumers understand how eHealth can change how your health information is accessed and the potential risks and benefits of this access.


One of our goals in the Consumer Education and Engagement Initiative for eHealth is to develop education and outreach materials to inform consumers and connect with you about what eHealth means for you. You can find and download those materials here.


In addition to our ehealth4ny initiative, other parts of New York's Consumer Education and Engagement Initiatives are being led by: the New York State Department of Health the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC).

 

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What is the Consumer Advisory Council?

The Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) is the advisory body for New York State’s consumer engagement and education initiatives relating to eHealth. The CAC is made up of leading consumer and health advocacy organizations in New York. Our goal is to educate and engage New Yorkers about the potential for eHealth to improve access to care and health care quality in the state, while safeguarding individual privacy. We are also committed to advocating for policies that make it possible for doctors and other health care providers and patients to have the information they need for treatment, in a confidential and safe way. The Legal Action Center staffs and coordinates the CAC's activities.

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Who is in the Consumer Advisory Council (CAC)?

Participants in the CAC are affiliated with the following organizations:

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Join the Consumer Network for eHealth

The Consumer Network for eHealth is made up of groups and individuals in New York interested in keeping current with news, events, and policy related to eHealth. We welcome everyone to sign up to learn about eHealth in New York, be ready to make good choices about health information, and make your voices heard, when needed.

 

Through this network, we will keep you up-to-date with eHealth news, resources, and other useful information.

 

Join our Consumer Network! To sign up, just send us an email at info@ehealth4ny.org, or fill out the form below:


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