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Institute of Medicine (US) Roundtable on Health Literacy. Health Literacy, eHealth, and Communication: Putting the Consumer First: Workshop Summary. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2009.

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Health Literacy, eHealth, and Communication: Putting the Consumer First: Workshop Summary.

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Without the support of the sponsors of the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy, it would not have been possible to plan and conduct the workshop, Health Literacy, eHealth, and Communication, which this report summarizes. Sponsors from the Department of Health and Human Services are the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and the National Cancer Institute. Non-federal sponsorship was provided by the Academy for Education Development, Affinity Health Plan, the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, Kaiser Permanente, Merck & Co., Inc., and Pfizer, Inc.

The Roundtable wishes to express its gratitude to the expert speakers whose presentations provided an overview of eHealth and communication challenges as well as describing consumer-oriented eHealth systems and guides for developing successful health information technology. These speakers were Cindy Brach, Dawn Gauthier, Rita Kukafka, Janet Marchibroda, Kim Nazi, Cameron D. Norman, Anthony Rodgers, Joshua Seidman, and Cynthia Solomon. Thanks also go to Charles Friedman and Linda Harris for their presentations on health literacy, health information technology, and Healthy People 2020.

The Roundtable wishes to thank the planning committee members for their work in putting together an excellent workshop agenda. Members of the planning committee were Carolyn Cocotas, Arthur Culbert, Janet Marchibroda, Ruth Parker, Yolanda Partida, and Joshua Seidman. Thanks also go to George Isham for moderating the entire workshop.

Copyright © 2009, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK36291


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