The Partnerships '96 Conference was held May 12-14, 1996, in Rancho Mirage, California. It was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences, IEEE-USA, and other agencies and organizations. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provided a grant to support wide dissemination of information developed from the conference, including online dissemination.
The next conference, 1997 Partnerships for Networked Consumer Health Information, will be held April 14-16, 1997 at the Georgetown University Conference Center. It will be held in conjunction with the Friends of the NLM's "HII '97" conference, which is April 13-15.
Testimony of Mary Jo Deering, Ph.D., Director, Health Communication and Telehealth, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on Consumer Health Informatics.
On July 18, Secretary Shalala sent a report to Vice President Gore on Enhanced Consumer Health Information. It outlines HHS activities that are underway and projected, emphasizing improved coordination. It also identifies evaluation efforts that could increase if funds are available. The report may be found at http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/datacncl/vprpt2.htm.
On July 26, the GAO presented its report on Consumer Health Informatics to the House Subcommittee on Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations. It identifies cost, access, and information quality as key issues, and also focuses on the role of the Federal government. The report may be found at http://www.gao.gov/AIndexFY96/abstracts/ai96086.htm.
To view a White Paper on Consumer Health Information, click here.
The FCC Advisory Committee on Telecommunications and Healthcare met on September 17, 1996. Information about the committee may be found at http://www.fcc.gov.
Final Partnerships '96 Conference Program With Transcripts of All Plenary Sessions and Selected Breakout Discussions
Partnerships '96 Conference Summaries
Partnerships '96 Complete Conference Summary
To view an AVI movie clip from Dr. Reed Tuckson's presentation ("What a Difference a Year Makes... or Does It?") from this year's conference, select here (8 megabyte file).
To view a Quick Time movie of C. Everett Koop from last year's conference, select here (4 megabyte file).
Virtual Exhibits at Partnerships '96
Information on the Partnerships '95 Conference
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