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ONC Report on Health Information Blocking: A Solid Double, But NOT a Home Run

ONC Report on Health Information Blocking: A Solid Double, But NOT a Home Run

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April 17, 2015

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IT, POLICY, PROVIDERS:

The ONC report is an admission, once and for all, that the major problems of interoperability and blocking are much more attributable to business practices than to lack of technology and standards. The report is bringing sorely needed attention to the long standing problem of information blocking by EHR vendors and their customers.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

You Down Wit’ IOT?

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April 16, 2015

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IT:

I read an article the other day in Forbes called Amazon and IBM Just Kicked the Internet of Things into High Gear and it was both compelling and alarming, which sounds exactly like everything new in healthcare.

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Patient Engagement Top Issue For IT Professionals

Patient Engagement Top Issue For IT Professionals

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April 13, 2015

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Challenges, IT, Salber:

Every year, HIMSS invites the press to a full-on breakfast to learn about the results of the HIMSS Leadership Survey. No surprise, patient engagement is top of mind for the 330 IT professionals who responded to the survey.

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Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

Healthcare Cybersecurity: Lessons for America’s Corporate Boards

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April 9, 2015

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IT, POLICY:

IT was supposed to usher in unprecedented levels of innovation, efficiency, and consumerism. Little did they know that IT vulnerabilities could also torpedo their company’s brands, spawn sovereign criminal gangs, compromise consumers’ personal privacy, hollow out their middle class customer-base, lead to a silicon-based robber baron class and propagate Baumol’s cost disease.

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Farzad Mostashari, MD, Founder & CEO of Aledade

Aledade: Helping Docs Get Back in Control of Healthcare

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March 31, 2015

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Accountable Care Organizations, Change Management, Entrepreneurs, Innovation/innovative companies:

Aledade CEO Farzad Mostashari joins Pat Salber(@docweighsin) to talk about what the company has accomplished since launch less than a year ago.

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Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare

More Sign Posts on the Road To Connected Health Adoption

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March 27, 2015

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IT:

But, think for a minute like an executive. You have information coming at you in an avalanche. You are used to reading headlines and instinctively sensing trends. If you read the headlines and didn’t think too hard about it, you’d have to conclude, “This is a big deal. We’d better get on the stick.” Next thing you know, that organization is scrambling to quickly develop a strategy for mobile health and patient engagement.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About APIs

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March 26, 2015

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IT, POLICY:

Key to these rules, which lay the foundation for a post-Meaningful Use incentive-driven Health IT ecosystem, is the use of APIs – for the uninitiated, “application programming interfaces” – or simplified connectors that allow for easier transfer of data.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

If You Gots the Poison, I Gots the Remedy: A Lesson for Digital Health

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March 25, 2015

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Digital health, IT, POLICY, PROVIDERS:

I particularly like non-fiction that tells a story so well that it feels like the best kind of novel. The Remedy definitely gave that sense while telling the true story of how scientists and physicians battled it out…

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Michael Millenson, President of Health Quality Advisors

How Mayo’s “Dr. Google” Deal Disrupts Medicine

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March 21, 2015

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IT:

While technology is disrupting the traditional doctor-patient relationship, the importance of traits such as compassion and careful listening will always remain. Collaborative health works best as a dynamic relationship.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Apple’s ResearchKit: What Would Elvis Do?

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March 20, 2015

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IT, Patient engagement:

I’m completely fascinated by ResearchKit, Apple’s new program for encouraging people to contribute their data to clinical trials. This program was announced at the same time as the Apple Watch and, it seems to me, was a total scene-stealer.

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