February 03, 2016

HHS Blog Post: Putting Engaged and Empowered Individuals at the Center of our Health Care System

In a January 28 blog post, Susannah Fox, the Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), discussed the department's efforts to make the health care system one that puts individuals at its center. "By making prices and quality information more accessible, providing the right tools to help people navigate the system, and listening to patients, we can help engage and empower people to take control of their health, something that's good for them and good for our communities." Ms. Fox mentioned that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will release a "Person and Family Engagement Strategic Plan" this year, which is intended to help guide "meaningful and intentional implementation of person and family engagement throughout CMS policies and programs."