Blog Archives ~ March 2011

Health Literacy Out Loud Podcast #55: Health Literacy Milestones and Opportunities

Dr. Ruth Parker is Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is nationally recognized for her efforts in health literacy research, education, and health policy.

Dr. Parker’s accomplishments are many, including helping to develop the TOFHLA (Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults) and co-writing the health literacy definition included in many publications and initiatives including the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as “Health Care Reform”).

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Health Literacy Out Loud Podcast #54: Dr. David Blumental Talks About Health Information Technology

David Blumenthal MD, MPP serves as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (or Health IT) under President Barack Obama. Dr. Blumenthal is charged with building a secure nationwide health information system and supporting the widespread, meaningful use of Health IT.
Dr. Blumenthal’s credentials are extensive. He not only was a practicing primary care physician but also is a

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