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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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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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Evernote is my EMR

This post originally appeared on here.    Spoiler alert: I’m not dying and there doesn’t appear to be anything major wrong with me. I know, you hate spoilers. But I thought I’d get that one out of there way. It makes the rest of this considerably more pleasant for us both. I’ve got a new personal […]

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Rainbow Button – 2013 Edition

Meaningful Use Stage 2 includes the requirement that health care providers with EHRs seeking Meaningful Use incentive dollars demonstrate that 5% of patients actually view, download or transmit their data. The HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule, which is now fully in effect (though the enforcers of the rules are “nonessential” and not on the job during the […]

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Monday: Watch the Consumer Health IT Summit live. Our time is here!

Monday Sept. 16 is the 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit. That means we, the patients, are the focus – we and our data, of course! – along with the providers (doctors, nurses, practices, hospitals) who serve us. You can watch live, online, without prior registration. But you need Adobe Flash Player so be sure you […]

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“Apprenticeship” for developing patient skills: results from the CollaboRhythm platform

I’ve just attended John Moore MD’s “defense,” as they call it – his presentation of the results from his PhD thesis project at the M.I.T. Media Lab. The project has participatory medicine written all over it: it’s about Developing the role of the patient using an “apprenticeship” approach to the patient/clinician relationship enabled by technology that […]

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SPM Response to ONC RFI on Advancing Interoperability of EHRs and HIE

With the tireless help of Adrian Gropper, and the counsel of executive committee members Michael Millenson and Danny Sands who went above and beyond, and our President Sarah Krüg, the Society for Participatory Medicine’s Public Policy Committee completed a last-minute blitz and submitted comments in response to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health […]

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The Black Box of You: Why the Quantified Self is so Frustrating Today

Imagine a black box. You can feed all sorts of information and data into it all the live long day. But the amount of data you can get out of it is limited. It just stares back at you with its blank, neutral sides. It can tell you things like where it was manufactured, or […]

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Provide Your Input to Inform ONC’s Consumer eHealth Strategy

On Monday, March 25, 2013, ONC, in collaboration with Cornell University, launched a new web platform for obtaining public input to inform health IT strategic planning. Check out the new PlanningRoom site, and provide your thoughts. ONCs initial focus is on consumer eHealth. To encourage public input to inform the consumer eHealth strategy, ONC is partnering with […]

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Tweetchat on Wed March 20 about Gimme my DAM Data, Blue Button Plus and Commonwell

Please join us for a tweetchat this evening – Wednesday March 20 at 8 PM ET/ 5PM PT. We’ll talk about: What’s new with Gimme my DAM Data #gmdd ? - Wall Street Journal picked the story at SXSW conference Blue Button Plus – why should patients fight for it? #bluebuttonplus #abbi CommonWell alliance […]

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