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Unity Farm Journal - Fifth Week of October 2015

I’m back from China and have caught up on the accumulated farm work that built up in my absence. I did what I needed to do in Asia, lecturing about Meaningful Use accompanied by lasers and fog, but not fireworks. Kathy kept everyoneShow More Summary

Unity Farm Journal - Fourth Week of September 2015

The temperatures are in the 40’s at night, the pastures are covered with dew, and the pumpkins are ready for harvesting. Fall arrived this week at the Farm. Here's the front door of the farmhouse today. The forest creatures know that...Show More Summary

Omada Health Raises $48M to Help Employers, Health Plans Tackle Chronic Disease

Omada Health, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed digital health company that helps employers and health plans avoid getting diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions, announced today that it has raised $48 million  in Series C funding. Show More Summary

Watson Gets Data, But Does IBM Get Health?

IBM's made a big bet with Watson Health, but will the technology live up to the marketing? They are off to a great start - though their work is certainly cut out for them. Read more ›

With Wristband, Google Entering Consumer Health on Its Own Terms

It’s not every day that health-related news from Google gets buried, but recent headlines about the Supreme Court upholding a key provision of the Affordable Care Act and the nation’s largest insurers playing matchmaker seem to have relegated Google’s planned … Read more ›

Providers and Telehealth: Ready For One Another?

Telehealth has generated much excitement in the payer, employer, and even DTC segments. As telehealth vendors enter the provider market, several business, technology, and cultural dynamics loom large. Read more ›

HIMSS15 Day 2 Summary and Highlights

  26th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey Reveals Top Priorities for Healthcare Leaders HIMSS released the results of the 26th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey. The survey of more than 300 participants, examined key trending issues impacting...Show More Summary

Mobile Health Apps: If You Build Them, Will They Come?

Editor’s Note: Deborah Hernandez is the Director of Client Services at Communispace Health It’s hard to find a pharma or medical device company these days that doesn’t have at least one mobile app in development. And now that, as of February 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance on which apps need to... Read More

Stakeholder’s Progress report for FHIR

The following blog entry is a guest post from Grahame Grieve, creator of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR):"During the week of Sept 14th to 19th, HL7 held a working meeting during which the organization worked on further...Show More Summary

Health Datapalooza 2014

Health Datapalooza 2014 was a rousing success, once again bringing together a diverse audience to celebrate open health data. I was thrilled to be a judge for the apps that presented at the meeting, and impressed with the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. Show More Summary

Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of June 2014

With evenings lit by the amber hues of the June Honey Moon, we diligently worked on bees, hives, and honey over Father’s Day weekend.At the beginning of the weekend, we had 11 hives, but with the transfer of queen cells to prevent swarming...Show More Summary

Addressing disparities from the heart

April is National Minority Health Month, this year with the theme of “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity.” Transforming our nation’s health care system needs deliberate and diligent work in addressing health inequity and disparities that persist among populations. Show More Summary

Google Glass - the Details

I’m now able to publicly write about the work that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been doing with stealthy start up, Wearable Intelligence. We’ve been working over the past 4 months on pilots that I believe will improve the...Show More Summary

OpenNotes, changing roles in health IT and a Friday, um, funny

I’ve just had two new stories published on the US News & World Report Hospital of Tomorrow site: “OpenNotes Helps Keep Patients Informed and Engaged” and “The Evolution of Health IT Continues.” The latter is subtitled, “New roles signal...Show More Summary

The Blue Button Movement: Kicking off National Health IT Week with Consumer Engagement

Next week the Department of Health & Human Services – and ONC – is helping to kick off National Health IT Week (#NHIT) with the third annual Consumer Health IT Summit: Accelerating the Blue Button Movement. Registration is full, but you can sign up for the wait list or participate virtually online. This year’s National [...]Show More Summary

The Era of Epic

In the Boston marketplace, Partners Healthcare is is replacing 30 years of self developed software with Epic. Boston Medical Center is replacing Eclipsys (Allscripts) with Epic. Lahey Clinic is replacing Meditech/Allscripts with Epic. Show More Summary

A Week in DC: Health Datapalooza and Medcity ENGAGE

After four years, it would appear that Health Datapalooza is hitting it’s stride – and starting to follow the same format as every other health innovation conference. This year, peak attendance was around 2000 ‘health data enthusiasts,’ a massive increase … Continue reading ?

OK, Now This Is Really, Really Silly. A PCEHR Song?!?

This appeared last week. The PCEHR song Published on May 13, 2013 The PCEHR song from GP The Musical performed at Gasworks April 2013 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Written by Gerard Ingham and Genevieve Yates This...Show More Summary

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