healthit.gov-logo01The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has posted a new page on its HealthIT.gov website highlighting stories in which Health IT either impacted a positive outcome or could have made a difference had it been available in given situations.

Featured on the site are the stories of known patient advocates, Regina Holiday and Dave deBronkart (e-Patient Dave) whose personal testimonies both involve brave battles with stage IV kidney cancer. While Regina and Dave’s stories have very different endings, they share the common thread of a desperate need for access to  patient medical records.

Overall, the website presents more than a dozen stories of people who have experienced the frustrations of the healthcare system and have now found themselves positioned as leaders in the effort to further the adoption of Health IT. The individuals represented are  people who have witnessed firsthand how patient networks, electronic health records and other Health IT tools can save lives.

To read these Health IT stories, click here.