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Is HITECH Working? #7: Where’s Plan B? Congress and ONC need to address major flaws in HITECH.

by Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA and David C. Kibbe MD, MBA Pop quiz: Among early-stage companies that are successful, what percentage are successful with the initial business model with which they started (Plan A) vs. a secondary business model (Plan B)? Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen studied this issue.  He found that among successful companies, only 7% [...]

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Is HITECH Working? #4: While most attention has been focused on demand side incentives (will doctors and hospitals buy EHRs?), the supply (vendor) side of HIT is already transforming.

by Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA and David C. Kibbe MD, MBA Most of the press coverage and attention to HITECH has been to the “buy” side of the market:  The central question here has been: “Will doctors and hospitals buy and use EHR technology?” Meanwhile — and much more quietly — the sell (vendor) side of the [...]

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Frequent keynoter, speaker, panel moderator at 40+ industry conferences in the past 3 years Opening keynote speaker – 2004-2009 Healthcare Unbound Conferences Speaker at corporate events sponsored by: Guidant Roche Diagnostics Centocor Arizona Hospital Association Gateway Computer Connecticut Hospital Association, Walgreens National Advisory Board Blue Cross Blue Shield Association HomMed Honeywell Spacelabs …and others Facilitation/consulting [...]

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Privacy Law Showdown? Legal and Policy Analysis.

#2 in a series — Modifications to HIPAA Privacy Laws: Impact on Microsoft HealthVault, Google Health, and other PHRs.  by Deven McGraw JD, MPH, Center for Democracy & Technology Introduction There has been considerable discussion lately about whether or not the stimulus legislation (ARRA) extends HIPAA coverage to commercial vendors of personal health records (PHRs) any time they [...]

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Privacy Law Showdown? Setting the Stage

Today’s post is the first in a series entitled: Modifications to HIPAA Privacy Laws: Impact on Microsoft HealthVault, Google Health, and other PHRs.  We’ll explore how recent changes in privacy provisions of  ARRA/HITECH Federal stimulus legislation affect personal health information (PHI) platform companies (e.g., HealthVault, Google Health,  Dossia) and personal health record (PHR) companies. Health IT expert and journalist Neil Versel described the issue [...]

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Leavitt’s Framework Shoehorns the HIPAA Privacy Rule onto Your Personal Health Information

by Vince Kuraitis and David C. Kibbe MD, MBA Have you ever heard anyone tell a happy story of how easy it is to get a copy of their paper medical records? Departing Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt is laying the groundwork for this same story to apply to access to YOUR electronic [...]

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LifeCOMM: Will the Newest Personal Health Information Platform Play Nicely with Google and Microsoft?

Please read my guest post over at the Center for Connected Health . Tags: LifeCOMM, personal health information, platform

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Picturing the PHIN as One Interoperable Network

Will the Microsoft HealthVault, Google Health, and Dossia personal health information (PHI) platforms be able to exchange data?  In our introductory essay announcing the Birth of the Personal Health Information Network (PHIN), Dr. David Kibbe and I posed a critical question: What will the PHIN look like?  Will there be multiple, non-interoperable, competing networks or just one interoperable [...]

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Empowering Health IT for the Medical Home

by David C. Kibbe, MD MBA The basic premise of the medical home concept is continuous, uninterrupted care that is managed and coordinated by a personal provider with the right tools that will lead to better health outcomes. In 2007, the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, and [...]

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