2016 MHIMA Conference

Healthy People 2020: Connection to Health Information

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Who: Dr. Julia VanderMolen, Assistant Professor-Allied Health Sciences, Grand Valley State University
When: May 18th, 2016
Where: Bay City, MI.

Conference Handout pdf


“To avoid deepening existing disparities in access to health and medical information, Healthy People 2020 must take steps to ensure that the information it provides is available to and accommodates all” (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008). One key issue is that the public is confused about the most trustworthy sources of health information—especially on the Internet. Many existing sources are paid for or influenced by those with commercial interests. It is a responsibility of government to provide the most objective information available on how to improve personal and family health and well-being, as well as on how individuals can contribute to improving community health.

Session Objectives

  • Participants will gain an overview of the Healthy People 2020 development process, including its purpose, potential uses, and intended audience.
  • Participants will be able to explain how Healthy People 2020 can help to drive the field of health information management.
  • Participants will learn how to use Healthy People 2020 as a way to educate consumers on patient-centered health information technologies (Subdomain III.F. Consumer Informatics)

APA Reference

Butler, M. (2014). Information governance practice can reduce consumer concerns about revealing social security numbers. Journal of AHIMA. Retrieved: http://journal.ahima.org/2014/11/28/information-governance-practices-can-reduce-consumer-concerns-about-revealing-social-security-numbers/

Information Governance Offers a Strategic Approach for Healthcare (Updated). (2015). Journal of AHIMA, 86(11), 56-59 4p.

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