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Blog Post Archive

Musings on the Value of Project HealthDesign from Regulatory and Assurance Counsel

by Deven McGraw With this, my last Project HealthDesign blog post, I wanted to share, on behalf of myself and my colleagues at Manatt, some final thoughts about our experience as Project HealthDesign’s Regulatory and Assurance Counsel, providing assistance to...

Patti Brennan: We need new policies for a new era of patient-centered care

WendySwanberg, Proejct HealthDesign Communications Project Assistant Last week, national program director Patti Brennan held a briefing in Washington, DC, to speak with policy makers about the many insights that have emerged from the work of Project HealthDesign. While it's nearly...

Maintaining the Patient Perspective in Patient-Centered Outcomes

Sara Koliner, Policy Analysis Project Assistant, Project HealthDesign National Program Office Last week, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) approved 51 awards as part of its second cycle of funding in support of the development of a National Patient-Centered Clinical...

Changing Health Paradigms: A personal perspective

Linda Brei, Project HealthDesign Communications Consultant In the late 1970s I had my first experience working for a health care related grant with the Community Care Organization (CCO) project, funded by the Kellogg Foundation. Wisconsin was one of five states...

Expanding the definition of "patient engagement"

Wendy Swanberg, Communications Project Assistant, National Program Office This past February, the leading health policy journal Health Affairs devoted an entire issue to the theme of “patient engagement” – the concept that patients can have direct involvement in their own...

ONC Seeking Public Input on Consumer eHealth Strategy

Robert D. Belfort, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Proje­ct HealthDesign Regulatory and Assurance Advisory Group The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”) is currently seeking public input to update the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan (the...

If Specificity Is the Solution, ODLs Are Key

Sara Koliner, Policy Analysis Project Assistant, Project HealthDesign National Program Office Mobile apps have proven to be valuable tools for collecting ODLS in this last round of Project HealthDesign. While the benefits are clear, however, creators of mobile apps must...

HHS Issues Request for Information; Asks for Strategies to Increase Patient Engagement

Robert D. Belfort, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Proje­ct HealthDesign Regulatory and Assurance Advisory Group On March 6, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a news release announcing its 2013 agenda to bring down costs...

BreathEasy goes to the mHealth Summit

Barbara L. Massoudi, MPH, PhD, BreathEasy Principal Investigator I recently presented the BreathEasy project at the mHealth Summit, sponsored by HIMSS, as part of a panel on Pulmonary Disease Management. In addition to BreathEasy, one of the other panelists presented...

Project HealthDesign's new video series: Conversations with e-PatientDave

Project HealthDesign has long advocated for imagining personal health records as patient-centered records, and for including the patient's voice in the health care conversation. One of the more intriguing patient "voices" belongs to Dave deBronkart, better known as "ePatient Dave."...

New HIPAA Rules Clarify Patients' Right to Access Their Health Data

Deven McGraw, Project HealthDesign Regulatory and Assurance Advisory Group, Center for Democracy & Technology Last month, the Administration released long-awaited final regulations to implement most of the improvements to federal health privacy protections enacted by Congress in the HITECH provisions...

Joint ONC Committee Hearing Focuses on HealthIT and Patient Engagement

Sara Koliner, Policy Analysis Project Assistant, Project HealthDesign National Program Office On Tuesday, January 29th, the HIT Policy Committee and HIT Standards Committee hosted a joint hearing on health information exchange (HIE). The hearing, divided into four panels, assessed the...

HIPAA New Omnibus Rule's Impacts Patient Data Privacy, Security

Sara Koliner, Policy Analysis Project Assistant, Project HealthDesign National Program Office Last week, Bloomberg BNA’s Health IT Law & Industry report provided an insightful overview of the new Omnibus Rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services to...

ONC Releases Draft Health IT Action and Surveillance Plan

Robert D. Belfort, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Proje­ct HealthDesign Regulatory and Assurance Advisory Group Just before the holidays, on December 21, 2012, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released its draft “Health IT Patient Safety...

Drawing from within: Implantable devices yield new types of patient generated data [Video]

Wendy Swanberg, Communications Coordinator, Project HealthDesign National Program Office We are in the final six-month stretch of Project HealthDesign, and we’re trying to share some of our project’s most relevant and dynamic findings with respect to patient-generated data. We learned...

Now is your Chance to Weigh In Early on Meaningful Use Stage 3

Deven McGraw, Project HealthDesign Regulatory and Assurance Advisory Group, Center for Democracy & Technology Just before Thanksgiving, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a formal Request for Comment (RFC) on potential objectives for Stage 3...

ChronologyMD sees great results from “participatory design” process

Over the next six months as Project HealthDesign draws to a close, our grantee teams will be posting final thoughts on their research. Below is the first of those reflections, on the innovative work of our Chronology.MD team. ChronologyMD: Reflections...

A Partnership, not a Prescription – Observations from an Alternative Medicine Practitioner

Rebecca Dymzarov, Policy Analylst Project Assistant, Project HealthDesign National Program Office In addition to being the policy analyst project assistant here at Project HealthDesign, I am also a licensed practitioner of Alternative Medicine and Acupuncture. Engaging patients to be active...

Hurricanes and Health IT

Robert Belfort, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Proje­ct HealthDesign Regulatory and Assurance Advisory Group As you are probably aware, we’ve been having some severe weather events back here on the East Coast. First Hurricane Sandy, then a Nor’easter (named Athena),...

Functional innovation and knowledge innovation -- two key contributions of Project HealthDesign

Wendy Swanberg, Communications Coordinator, Project HealthDesign National Program Office A few weeks back, I had the privilege of coordinating (and then watching) Project HealthDesign’s webinar, “From the iPhone to the EMR: Can patients’ personal health data improve their clinical care?”...

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