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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Involve Consumer Advocates in Health IT Discussions

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  • Consumer advocates should be part of the difficult discussions—particularly with respect to setting policies for privacy and security
  • Consumer advocates can mobilize their constituencies and provide the "push" needed to get systems implemented
  • Not including consumers in the discussion could jeopardize success of the project

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