Over the past 20 years, our nation has experienced a major change due to computers and information technology (IT). Now, communications and relationships between consumers/patients and health care providers is improving because of health IT, and secure access to up-to-date patient information is helping providers offer even better care and improve health outcomes.
For Patients and Consumers
Knowledge is Power!
The ILHIE Health IT Consumer Education Toolkit was developed to provide you with simple, informative materials to better understand health IT and to be more proactive in your health and the health of your family.
Click below to access the Toolkit, and please feel free to share it with family and friends:
For more information, videos, and websites about health IT, scroll to the bottom of this page.
For Providers and Professionals
Those that Know, Do. Those that Understand, Teach.
The ILHIE Health IT Consumer Education Toolkit was developed under guidance from the ILHIE Advisory Committee and ILHIE Consumer Education Workgroup, consisting of some of the foremost leaders in health IT in Illinois. The Toolkit provides patients/consumers with simple, informative materials to better understand health IT, and empower them to be more proactive in their health and the health of their families, through technology.
With that in mind, providers and professionals play a critical role in educating and informing patients about their health and healthcare. As such, ILHIE has produced three versions of the Consumer Education Toolkit:
- A PDF version for your patients (same version as linked above in the Patients/Consumers section)
- A PDF version for providers to learn more about health IT, and in turn educate your patients
- A non-branded MS Word version for providers to copy/paste/revise.
Additional Resources for Everyone