Goal: Help health care providers and patients use health information technology to access and exchange health information.
Health information technology (IT) makes it possible for people to access and exchange health information electronically. Healthy People 2030 focuses on helping health care providers and patients access health IT and use it more effectively.
People who can access electronic health information can better track and manage their health care. But accessing and understanding electronic health information can be difficult. Strategies that simplify, streamline, and encourage the use of health IT can make electronic health information easier to access, use, and understand. This makes it more likely that people will have the information they need to make informed decisions about their health care.
Health information exchange gives health care providers and patients the ability to appropriately access and securely share medical information electronically. Strategies to streamline health IT systems can make it easier to electronically exchange health information and may result in improved health outcomes.