The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on Thursday launched Care About Your Care, a website to help consumers learn about healthcare quality and offer tips on being more-engaged patients.
RWJF teams with ONC, AHRQ on quality initiative
The site is part of a monthlong effort coordinated by the RWJF—with support from federal healthcare agencies—to boost public awareness of healthcare quality issues. On Sept. 15, TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will be featured at an event in Washington to spotlight the quality movement and show examples of how quality-focused changes are affecting patients and physicians.
"Even though more information about healthcare quality is available than ever before, few people use that information to make decisions about their care or even ask doctors and nurses all the questions they have," Lavizzo-Mourey said in a Care About Your Care news release.
As part of this initiative, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is receiving support from HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The program will highlight Aligning Forces for Quality, the foundation's program to improve care quality in 16 communities; the Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program, which is HHS' endeavor to develop secure, private and accurate systems of electronic health-record system adoption in 17 communities; and AHRQ's Chartered Value Exchange Program, which comprises 24 quality alliances.
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