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U.S. Director of Consumer eHealth to Speak at Duke April 30

Talk by Lana Moriarty at Trent Semans Center free and open to public

The federal government's efforts to expand access to digital health innovations is the subject of a talk Thursday, April 30, at Duke University Medical Center.

Lana Moriarty, director of Consumer eHealth at the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT at Health and Human Services, will outline the ONC Consumer eHealth Action Plan and Blue Button, a federally-supported health record portal.

The 2 p.m. talk is free and open to the public, and takes place in the Trent Semans Center on the sixth floor of the Medical Center. Gary Bennett, director of Duke Global Digital Health Science Center, will moderate a Q-and-A; a reception will immediately following the address.

In addition to a public talk and reception, Moriarty and her team will meet with local health care providers and researchers to discuss challenges and opportunities for patient engagement in digital health. As director of Consumer eHealth, Moriarty provides strategic vision and leadership for ONC’s mission to empower all consumers to incorporate technology as active partners in their health care decisions.

The mission of Duke Global Digital Health Science Center is to reduce health disparities through digital health, in part by bringing together experts from industry, policy and science. Center faculty, together with its partners worldwide, design, test and disseminate digital health interventions for people who are medically vulnerable.

For more information on this event, visit, or contact Erica Levine at, (919) 684-1953.