Modern Healthcare: AHRQ Developing Consumer Info Rating System
HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is developing a rating system for the growing amount of health information directed at patients. The agency's Health Information Rating System, discussed in a Federal Register posting, will focus especially on patient data provided by electronic health records. The agency's notice stated that health education materials delivered by EHRs "are rarely written in a way that is understandable and actionable for patients with basic or below basic health literacy," which includes about 77 million people (Daly, 10/8).
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