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Wall Street Journal on patient access: “Health-Care Providers Want Patients to Read Medical Records, Spot Errors”

Regular readers know that this blog has long advocated for patient access to, and engagement with, the medical record. In the past 2-3 years we’ve especially advocated for OpenNotes, in which patients can see their primary’s actual visit notes.  At my hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess, not only can patients see their primary’s notes, in 2014 it’s […]

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e-pts resources, medical records, net-friendly docs, PM Tech, positive patterns

HIMSS blog: Thought Leadership – The Patient Perspective

Interesting blog at HIMSS by Pete Rivera: use the patient to redesign the workflow: Thought Leadership – the Patient Perspective For years, I advocated that health IT does not drive business.  I still do. Rethinking your processes to leverage technology is just smart business. You may be thinking, “Great, let’s get a committee together of […]

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found on the net, general, medical records, positive patterns

Wall Street Journal article on getting patients involved in their healthcare

An article published yesterday in Wall Street Journal The Health-Care Industry Is Pushing Patients to Help Themselves - Providers are Using Tech Tools and Personalized Approaches to Get Patients More Engaged http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-health-care-industry-is-pushing-patients-to-help-themselves-1402065145 The Institute of Medicine, which cited patient engagement as key to an effective health-care system in a 2012 report, urged doctors to use technology […]

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medical records, PM Tech, policy issues

New in JoPM: “I No Longer Have to Go to See the Doctor:” How the Patient Portal is Changing Medical Practice

SPM co-founder Charlie Smith (Charles W. Smith, MD) was “Doc Tom” Ferguson’s own physician, and currently serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of our Journal of Participatory Medicine. He’s just published a brief but important editorial in the journal. It begins (emphasis added): “Not long ago, the only options my patients had for communicating with me were to come […]

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hc's problem list, medical records, policy issues, reforming hc, trends & principles

The Iceberg Waiting for Your Health Care Data

The Heartbleed web security exploit was first publicized several weeks ago. In the time since then, numerous web-based services have let their users know (some more clearly than others) whether and how their data security was compromised by this OpenSSL flaw that has been open for about two years. This is one flaw, one exploit, […]

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medical records, policy issues, reforming hc

Health Information Exchange: We’re not there yet

This post was originally a comment by SPM member Jeffrey Harris on our C-ME post from April 3, 2014. Jeffrey has a long history as a clinician, a health IT strategist, and as a patient. We thought his commentary deserved its own post. I had the opportunity to moderate a PCPCC e-Health Public Meeting recently. We […]

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medical records, PM Tech, policy issues, positive patterns, reforming hc, trends & principles

It’s time to C-ME (see me): Consumer Mediated Exchange

By Mark Branning and Brad Tritle Mark Branning is Principal at mdb Healthcare IT Solutions, Adjunct Professor at National University, a member of the HIMSS  Connected Patient Committee and co-chair of the Connected Patient Community.  Mr. Branning has spent 33 years in the healthcare information systems industry and is a consultant specializing in patient engagement, health […]

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hc's problem list, medical records, news & gossip, policy issues

An angry veterinarian says “I don’t understand…” (Reprise five years later)

It’s five years since the ARRA/HITECH legislation was passed that pretty much mandates that American medicine has to computerize. Policies created since then have been enormously effective at moving adoption forward. We still need vast improvements of the user interface, but things are moving in the right direction. Five years ago I myself was trying […]

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hc's problem list, medical records, policy issues

“Imagine someone had been managing your money and you thought you weren’t qualified.” (Reprise five years later)

Five years ago last week, I posted this. A lot has changed since then. Next week I’ll be re-posting what happened next, back then. The subject is still just as valid, so do think about it. Here’s a “reprint”: _________________ I want you to think about something for a few days. Imagine that for all […]

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medical records, policy issues, reforming hc, trends & principles

What’s the PATIENT value in health IT?

Since HIMSS14, there’s been a robust discussion on the SPM listserv about the “business of IT” in healthcare. There were a number of our number present in Orlando for the HIMSS conference, with some of them appearing on the platform. The conversation on our listserv, which you can read if you’re a member (If you’re […]

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