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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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Emory study: “PHR resulted in significantly improved quality of care and use of services”

Long-time readers will recall a hallway conversation I had at a conference in 2011 with Silke von Esenwein PhD of Emory University’s Center for Behavioral Health Policy Studies, who was presenting a poster with preliminary results of a study in process. The post was titled Safety net populations do benefit from online PHRs, and included the […]

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

Patients to Have Right to Access Lab Test Result Data – Finally!

The lab test result data access rule is finally final. See the HHS presser and the final rule, which is scheduled to be published on Thursday. What does this mean? In a nutshell, patients in all 50 states are now guaranteed the right to access the results of tests conducted by freestanding labs. (The right […]

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What to do if your doctor wouldn’t fax YOU your records…

Our member Keith Boone with a great explanation of what to do when a provider’s office gives you the “I can’t do this because of HIPAA” about giving you your records: http://motorcycleguy.blogspot.com/2014/01/knowing-who-to-talk-to-is-half-battle.html A little teaser off the blog post: I’m taking my own advice with this, and complaining to my physician office’s privacy officer, because […]

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Breaking news: New Orleans health chief Dr. Karen DeSalvo Named to Head ONC

As we’ve said endlessly here (and in Washington), one of the key enablers of better healthcare is access to information. For that subject there’s no more important job in the world than America’s National Coordinator for Health IT, who runs ONC (Office of the National Coordinator) with our Health & Human Services department. New Orleans […]

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medical records, trends & principles

Major cover story in Healthcare IT News

Healthcare IT News is one of the most important – if not the most important – health IT publications. With readership of 54,000, it’s seen by a lot of important “eyeballs,” as they say in marketing. And in this time of critical change, as medical record systems roll out, the November cover story by Senior […]

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