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New ACP center will foster physician-patient collaboration : Internal Medicine News

4 minutes video in which Dr. Steven Weinberger describes why it is important to include patients in creating guidelines and decision-making processes. New ACP center will foster physician-patient collaboration : Internal Medicine News. (requires registration. I just used my email in the Lookup field, but you might need additional registering – free)  

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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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policy issues, positive patterns

Erin Moore: “Your message did not fall on deaf ears.”

Last week SPM member Erin Moore (see her previous posts) handled an opportunity in Washington really effectively, and she got heard. Here’s a cross-post of her news, with permission, from her blog 66 Roses. ______________ Last week I traveled to Washington, DC for two meetings. One was on the important role that patients & caregivers plan in […]

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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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news & gossip, policy issues

“Health cometh not from healthcare”

We often say here that clinicians should welcome activated patients. Hand in glove with that, we must also say: Yo, patients: get activated! Know what works, and act on it! Huzzah to Swedish SPM member and Parkinson’s patient Sara Riggare for this, on Facebook, which she got from SPM member Mighty Casey. (Notice a pattern?) It’s […]

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general, policy issues, reforming hc

JAMA, patient centered medical homes, and the ongoing cost/quality conundrum

Today – February 26, 2014 – the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published the results of a pilot study (note: click the link, and then click the JAMA Reader link button on the right side of the page for the full text) of a volunteer group of Pennsylvania primary care practices. The pilot was […]

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e-pts resources, medical records, PM Tech, policy issues, pt/doc co-care, research issues, trends & principles

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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