In recent years, consumers have become the focus when it comes to healthcare reform initiatives and the growth of digital technology. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) envisions that by 2020, patients will be active in their own healthcare management all with the use of information and technology. Health informatics is the field of information science concerned with the management of all aspects of health data and information through the application of computers and computer technologies.
· Explain how the use of health informatics will better prepare the patient in taking control of their own healthcare
· In your opinion, do you think that by 2020, patients will be actively involved in all aspects of their medical care? Justify your answer.
1 page, approx 200 word