Informing National Priorities for Research on the Use of Health IT to Support Patient-Centered Communication and Care Coordination for Cancer
July 9, 2012, 10:00 am
Lygeia Ricciardi – Acting Director, Office of Consumer eHealth, ONC , and
Abdul Shaikh – National Cancer Institute
A diverse group of researchers, industry leaders, clinicians, and patient advocates gathered in Washington, D.C. on June 7, 2012 to provide input on a national research agenda for patient engagement using health information technology (health IT) to support patient-centered communication and care coordination for cancer.
The roundtable was convened by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes for Health (NIH), and the eHealth Initiative (eHI). More than 40 participants representing a diverse cross-section of the cancer care and IT communities contributed to the discussion of needs and gaps in cancer communication and care coordination, potential health IT solutions, and opportunities for research.