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Sharecare and AHIMA Host Twitter Chat to Help Consumers Manage Health Information, Generate Support For #MyHealthID

ATLANTA, March 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharecare, the digital health and wellness engagement platform, and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) are hosting a Twitter Chat in support of AHIMA’s MyHealthID campaign to drive consumer support for a national patient safety identifying number which would serve to assist providers in correctly identifying patients and matching their electronic health records across different health systems.

Scheduled for Thursday, March 24, from 12 to 2 p.m. ET, the #MyHealthID chat will focus on helping people understand their rights as healthcare consumers, and the best way to access and manage their health information. Several AHIMA-affiliated registered health information administrators from across the country will answer questions during the #MyHealthID chat. Other participants include experts from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Johns Hopkins Medicine, HealthCorps, HealthyWomen, and Sharecare’s Advisory Board*.

As the federal government is currently prohibited from discussing a patient identifier solution, a major component of the MyHealthID campaign is driving signatures to an online petition aimed at opening discussion and encouraging public-private collaboration. AHIMA has set a goal to collect 100,000 signatures in 30 days; and the #MyHealthID chat aims to support this goal.

What: #MyHealthID Twitter Chat
When: Thursday, March 24, 12 to 2 p.m. ET

Who*: Hosted by @SharecareInc and @AHIMAResources

How to Participate:
Submit your questions and comments on Twitter using the hashtag #MyHealthID through 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 24. If you don't have a Twitter, you can post questions to Sharecare’s Facebook page or follow the live chat on Sharecare.

*This is a partial list of experts; more will participate in the live Chat

About Sharecare
Sharecare is a health and wellness engagement platform that provides people with personalized resources to help them live their healthiest lives. Nearly 40 million people have shared more than 5 billion data points about their health status and habits with Sharecare, which uses that information to create a comprehensive health profile allowing users to access all of their health resources in one place, and dynamically connect to the knowledge, evidence-based programs and health professionals they need. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz in 2010, Sharecare’s predictive and personalized platform is accessed daily by millions of consumers, including viewers of The Dr. Oz Show, patient populations of the country’s leading hospital systems and every Soldier in the United States Army.

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About AHIMA
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) represents more than 103,000 health information professionals in the United States and around the world. AHIMA is committed to promoting and advocating for high quality research, best practices and effective standards in health information and to actively contributing to the development and advancement of health information professionals worldwide. AHIMA’s enduring goal is quality healthcare through quality information. www.ahima.org.

Media Contact:Holly Beilin hbeilin@sharecare.com 954.551.7749

Source: Sharecare