The new health care environment is continually moving into the hands of the individual consumer. The New Environment for Better Health Care Decisions, co-moderated by Indu Subaiya and Matthew Holt, addressed the issues and benefits of the integration of consumer data with clinical experiences. Ryan Beckland from Validic introduced the session as a sponsor. Speakers included Susannah Fox, Tim Kelsey, Neal Sofian, Jamie Heywood, Amy Cueva, David Whitlinger, and Lygeia Ricciardi. Demos exemplifying this shift included Dossia, Fitbit, Mana Health, and HealthifyMe.
Lygeia Ricciardi is back after more than a year directly representing consumers at ONC, and is acting head of a new office that suggests ONC is really serious about helping consumers and patients. This consumer empowerment is demonstrated through the Blue Button, giving people immediate access to online data for themselves as well as their loved ones.
Lygeia Ricciardi is consumerista of the ONC who is here to share with us the “Big Picture” of health care and the modernization of Health care technology with consumer based technology.