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Why it’s time for the government to be part of the public conversation about health and health care

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Editor’s Note: Susannah Fox is the Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She advises AIDS.gov on digital strategies. We encourage you to read her blog and follow her on Twitter: @SusannahFox . The public conversation about health and health care can be fast-paced and free-wheeling — words not often associated…

Top 10 Things (We Think) You Don’t Know about DigitalGov

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Editor’s Note: This blog is cross-posted from DigitalGov, an initiative of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies in the U.S. General Services Administration. The initiative aims to help agencies build a 21st century digital government. Things you don’t know about this website, DigitalGov.gov, that is. It’s our first birthday, and we’re celebrating by sharing some fun…

A new pilot helps battle hepatitis C with health IT and telemedicine

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Health IT and telemedicine are important tools to help early diagnosis and treatment of a growing problem in the U.S. – hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new pilot program to help use telemedicine to fight HCV, develop new treatment tools, and get them in the…

Reaching People Where They Are with Health IT [PODCAST]

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Health information technology (Health IT) has the ability to affect the quality of health care for all Americans and can significantly improve the coordination of care within all communities. As the impact of Health IT expands, new media is becoming a key tool to reach underserved populations. Fadesola Adetosoye, Public Affairs Manager at the Office of…

Using Technology to Support HIV Testing and Medication Adherence: Lessons from Oregon

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For people who engage in ongoing risk behaviors, knowing your status means testing regularly. And for people living with HIV, keeping the virus under control means taking medications every day. We all want to be healthy, but remembering and following a health routine can be a challenge. That’s why the Oregon Health Authority partnered with YTH…

HIV/AIDS Basics: A New App for iPad

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Editor’s Note: Since this post was published, the HIV/AIDS Basics app has been made available for Android devices. Download it in the Google Play Store . If you’ve visited AIDS.gov before, you’re likely familiar with the array of HIV/AIDS content found on the site. Time and time again, our analytics and usability testing tell us that…

Health 2.0 Digital Technology in Clinical Care

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Health 2.0 Digital Technology Conference

At the Health 2.0: Digital Technology in Clinical Care  conference held last month, speakers offered strategies for using technology to expand health care from clinical settings to a 24/7 partnership enterprise. “We must take health care out of the office and make it a continuous focus in the lives of patients,” said Dr. Joseph Kvedar,…

Tracking Your Health

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Whether it is getting your recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables, or eight hours of sleep per night, or taking your HIV medication, the majority of Americans track their health habits. Personal data collection of health information, or self-tracking, enables consumers to be more conscious of their health behaviors, to track signs and symptoms,…