Once again, as has become custom, I sat down with HIMSS CEO Steve Lieber at the organization’s Chicago headquarters the week before the annual HIMSS conference to discuss the conference as well as important trends and issues in the health IT industry. Show More Summary
Does winter still have an icy grip on your service area? These are articles, podcasts, and more that caught my eye this month. What caught your attention? EMS Research Priorities Steve Whitehead asks, “What are the most pressing questions for EMS research?” I just recently renewed my lapsed subscription to the Journal of Prehospital Emergency [...]
Science Weekly Extra: An extended interview with Ben Goldacre on Bad Pharma http://audio.theguardian.tv/audio/kip/science/series/science/1350653685662/7287/gnl.sci.120122.jp.science_weekly_goldacrefull.mp3 In Science Extra this weekShow More Summary
Some of the most important changes in the rules for Stage 2 Meaningful Use and the 2014 Edition Standards & Certification Criteria (S&CC) are around patient engagement and health information exchange. While these requirements were backed off some from the proposed rule, there is still a strong emphasis on these aspects of the program. Show More Summary
The CMS and ONC Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules we just issued represent a massive step forward in advancing the secure exchange of information between providers and with patients to support better care across the nation. Getting the right information to the right person at the right time can be a matter of life and [...]
Libby Dowdall, Communications Coordinator, Project HealthDesign National Program Office Throughout Project HealthDesign’s history, our grantee teams have worked closely with patients in order to explore the potential of personal health records (PHRs) and personal health data. As our first nine...
The World Today had coverage again today. Again a few more concerns being aired. 12:42:00 05/06/2012 E-health records spark litigation fears Just weeks away from the proposed July 1 start date for personally controlled e-health records, and there's still furious division over how the scheme should operate. Show More Summary
The following segment was heard on The World Today at around lunchtime. 12:18:00 17/05/2012 AMA flags problems with E-records, six weeks before roll-out The Australian Medical Association says 'all singing, all dancing' patient controlled electronic health records won't be available, when the new system starts in July. Show More Summary
The issue of drug shortages has surfaced periodically in the news and in policy circles for months, prompting both FDA and the Administration to various actions. For some, it may be an abstract notion – the idea that some drugs … Continue reading ?
The final arguments before the Supreme Court on the health reform legislation dealt with the expansion of Medicaid. The one-hour session on Medicaid was the last part of the court's historic three-day, six-hour set of hearings on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Show More Summary
The audio and transcripts from the Supreme Court Tuesday, March 27, 2012 arguments on the challenge to the individual mandate included in the health reform legislation have been made available on the Supreme Court website. They are posted below. Show More Summary
I’m about to head to the airport for my flight to Las Vegas and HIMSS12. As has become customary before each year’s HIMSS conference, I sat down with H. Stephen Lieber, CEO of HIMSS, this past week to discuss the state of health IT and what to expect at the big event. The timing of [...]Show More Summary
Did you happen to catch my InformationWeek Healthcare story about how UPMC believes it has the roadmap in place to achieve true accountable care? Well, here’s the rest of the story. Last week, Nuance Communications invited me to Pittsburgh for a tour of the Center for Connected Medicine, an impressive, high-tech showcase on the 60th [...]Show More Summary
I’m looking forward to speaking at eyeforpharma’s KOL and Stakeholder Engagement Europe conference, 21-22 Feb in Berlin. Build compliant, transparent and successful relationships with your medical and non-medical KOLs. Book before Friday 25th November to save €600. PLUS enter the code save200 for an extra special discount! Register here now. “Use my name as a [...]
Patricia Mechael is the newly installed executive director of the mHealth Alliance, a joint effort of the United Nations Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Vodafone Foundation. The mHealth Alliance this week is joining with the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health to put on the third annual mHealth Summit in National Harbor, Md. [...]Show More Summary
As if hearing my voice on the page isn't enough, here's a podcast I did last week with Paul Howard of the Manhattan Institute on the FDA's Avastin decision. You might think that they'd be all worked up about this (a la the Wall Street Journal's editorial page), but you might be surprised...
Did you miss Eric Dishman’s keynote address Tuesday at the Medical Group Management Association‘s annual conference in Las Vegas? That’s OK, because I secured a few minutes with Dishman, director of health innovation and policy at Intel, immediately after his talk, and the results are right here. This podcast, recorded in the somewhat noisy press [...]Show More Summary
In part two of my series from month’s IBM Exchange 2011, my guest is IBM Distinguished Engineer Scott Schumacher. In this lively podcast, Schumacher discusses Watson, disease management and the concept of the “clinical hub,” which envisions bringing together clinical decision support and case management. As with my previous podcast with IBM’s Lorraine Fernandes, I [...]Show More Summary
From the Department of Procrastination comes part one of a two-part podcast series from last month’s IBM Exchange 2011, an event the vendor put on to display its wares in health information exchange. The two-day conference took place in Chicago, home of the former Initiate Systems, which IBM acquired in early 2010. Here, I talk [...]Show More Summary
The past two days have been focused on The Physician Payment Sunshine provisions of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act in the U.S. which will require the reporting of financial relationships between medical product manufacturers and medical providers by 2013. … Continue reading ?