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Crowdsourcing the Future: Health 2.0 and HIPAA

Deven McGraw is the Director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology.  The Health 2.0 movement has seen incredible growth recently, with new tools and services continuously being released. Of course, Health 2.0 developers face a number of challenges when it comes to getting providers and patients to adopt new [...]

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Complimentary Health 2.0 Webinar on EMRs, Meaningful Use, and Clinical Groupware

Tomorrow, March 30, 1 pm EST (archived version also will be available). More information and registration here. I’m honored to be a guest presenter, along with collaborators Lyle Berkowitz MD, Brian Klepper PhD, and Matthew Holt.   Tags: clinical groupware, EMR, health 2.0, meaningful use

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How Should Fed HIT Dollars Be Spent? Cat vs. Dog POV.

“Where’s the single best place to get up to speed on how the Feds should  spend $20 billion to advance health information technology (HIT)?” A colleague asked me this question a couple of days ago, and at first I hesitated.  Then it struck me — Matthew Holt’s The Health Care Blog has become the focal point for [...]

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Health Wonk Review — The “Just the Facts, Ma’am” Edition

The story you are about to read is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. This is the city: Los Angeles, California. I work here. I carry a badge blog. My name’s Friday. Click here (short) or here (long) for Dragnet theme music. A crime of disorderly conduct has been committed. The U.S. health care [...]

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Search Engines Using Your Personal Health Information: Creepy or Cutting Edge?

When using a search engine, should results be customized based on your personal health information (PHI)?  Should your search engine of choice take into account your previous history of medical searches, or even provide results tailored from data about your personal medical history? Two companies — Aetna and Microsoft — have come up with 180 degree different [...]

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Birth Announcement: the Personal Health Information Network (PHIN)

Vince Kuraitis and David C. Kibbe, MD MBA  The Internet and digital technologies have transformed many aspects of our lives over the past twenty years.  We can get cash at ATMs all over the world; we can book our own airline reservations; we can shop and get best prices over the Internet. Why hasn’t this [...]

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Guest post: Health 2.0 Deserves Careful Watching

by David C. Kibbe, MD MBA Dear Colleagues: Thursday I attended a wonderful one day conference, entitled “Health 2.0 — User Generated Health Care.” One of the most interesting events of 2007. Held in San Francisco. I had a chance to talk with Adam Bosworth and Missy Krasner of Google, with Peter Neuport of Microsoft, and [...]

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Ruminations on the 2007 Healthcare Unbound Conference

Although a bit late, I’d like to share perspectives from the latest Healthcare Unbound conference. The conference took place in San Francisco on July 16 and 17 and attracted 400 attendees with a rich blend of business, information technology, and clinical backgrounds. PowerPoint from Opening Keynote Here’s a copy of the PowerPoint for my opening keynote presentation. My [...]

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Free at Last, Free at Last — “Health 2.0″ is Free at Last!

Bravo, cheers and congratulations to fellow blogger and consultant Matthew Holt.  In a stroke of defiance and brilliance, he has trademarked the term “Health 2.0” and made it available for all to use (presumably except for events that might be confused with his upcoming Health 2.0 conference).  From The Health Care Blog: Yes I’ve trademarked Health2.0. No, [...]

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