Archive for the ‘Personal Health Record’ Category

The Role of Accountable Care Organizations in the Evolution of Healthcare

Just kicked off the Texas Regional HIMSS conference in Austin, TX.

Some big ideas come from asking pretty simple questions… As it turns out the inspiration and vision for the development of an innovative Care Delivery Platform at WellMed was born out of necessity.  A necessity to accurately and efficiently deliver timely information about patients health status to caregivers at the point of care and document […]

I’ve been asked to participate in the Texas Lyceum in San Antonio, February 4th through the 7th, 2010. The title of the event is “Our Growing Lives Online: Safe or Not?” and will attempt to tackle the risks associated with our connected society. The weekend event which I will participate includes interactive and team activities to help Lyceum Directors better understand how these privacy and security risks affect their day-to-day lives. The goal is to raise awareness regarding public policy involving security and privacy. San Antonio is a great backdrop for this event as it is quickly becoming a central hub of computer security with the Air Forces locating its 24th Air Force Cyber Command at the city’s Lackland air force base. There is an invisible war going on that we don’t even see involving cyber security and the public needs to understand how companies are protecting their information as it moves online.

IBM Case for Better Healthcare

Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, introduced the Health-e Information Technology Act of 2008, with incentives that could total millions. The bill sets a deadline for HIT system developments, creates incentives for adoption, and includes rules for privacy protection. The first generation of these standards will be finalized […]

The Chicago-based Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) says it will launch a certification program for personal health records (PHRs) in mid-2009 that will emphasize privacy, security and information-sharing capabilities. The Commission has completed its first step in the process — the creation of draft criteria for testing PHRs. Beginning Sept. 29, criteria will […]


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