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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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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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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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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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ethics, policy issues, reforming hc

TMIT, Dr. Chuck Denham, and Patient Safety’s First Scandal?

Credit: Speakerpedia.com (http://speakerpedia.com/speakers/charles-denham-m-d)

For e-patients and others who list themselves on Texas Medical Institute of Technology‘s SpeakerLink, this very meaty post by Society of Hospital Medicine founder and world-renowned leader of the hospitalist movement Dr. Bob Wachter is required reading. After which, you will likely do some required thinking. A short capture of the post’s purpose: Dr. Chuck Denham, […]

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medical records, news & gossip, policy issues, positive patterns, reforming hc

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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policy issues, reforming hc

For whose benefit do boards certify? (Updated!)

Update Nov. 26: great news! In today’s NY Times is Gynecologists May Treat Men, Board Says in Switch! Their reason for the change is still totally doctor-centric – even the mention of patients is about “the doctor-patient relationship,” not about the patients’ best interest. But at least they were willing to change their minds. Great! […]

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hc's problem list, patient networks, policy issues, pts as teachers, reforming hc, shared decision making, trends & principles

e-Patient Manifesto: “Patients Included”

In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his “Ninety-Five Theses” to the wooden doors of Wittenberg Cathedral, sparking a global reformation of the Christian faith that’s still going on today. In the 1950s and 1960s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked to drive inclusion for all in a society that had long separated people of different backgrounds. […]

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