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I will be blogging today from the Consumer Health IT Summit.

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Karen DeSalvo kicks off National Health IT Week. (#NHITWeek). “The patient/consumer is the most important person in the Health System” Interoperability is a top priority. A means to an end. 1 in 3 experience gaps in health information. 44% of people that access health information want to share it. Consumers are demanding that their own information is included in their health information.

BlueButton Campaign kicks off today. Karen DeSalvo tells her personal story that led to the #Walking Gallery Jacket she was wearing today. The digitization of Health care and health information can democratize in a way that has never been possible before. [tag health cloud Genomics] Mark ScrimshireHealth & Cloud Technology Consultant Mark is available for challenging assignments at the intersection of Health and Technology using Big Data, Mobile and Cloud Technologies.

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I have just completed a webinar with Sqrrl to present the Medyear Personal Health Network platform.

@ekivemark: Health and the Cloud...Caring and Sharing in HealthCare – Medyear’s Personal #Health Network platform

We built Medyear using the highly secure Sqrrl big data platform. This enables us to give our members granular control offer their health data. BlueButton and Direct Project standards allow members to upload their clinical data and add their own chronicles in to their health timeline. Medyear has been building this platform for some time.

The industry is now starting to recognize the value of putting the patient at the center. Check out the deck from the webinar on my Slideshare account: Goto Vimeo for a quick video tour of the Medyear platform: or goto Medyear.com to get your own account and try it out the beta platform for yourself. Like Loading... Liked this post? @ekivemark: Health and the Cloud...#Health Articles saved on Delicious by @ekivemark. @ekivemark: Health and the Cloud...Join Me and @medyears for #Health #BigData Apps Webinar on 4/29 2p ET Register here: Next week I am helping to run a webinar on Big Data Apps for Healthcare with Medyear and Sqrrl.

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I am going to be talking about how Medyear.com has built the first Personal Health Information exchange using the Sqrrl Big Data platform. You can register for the event here: The emerging technical term for this is a Consumer-Mediated Exchange. However, the label is not important. The real story is that Medyear is a platform that allows members to pull their disparate medical records together in to a common timeline using BlueButton.

Medyear then gives you the power to share any part of your health timeline with whomever YOU choose. After the event I will be posting my deck to Slideshare. So save the date: Tuesday April 29th at 2pm ET/11am PT Register here: Like Loading... @ekivemark: Health and the Cloud...#Health Articles saved on Delicious by @ekivemark. How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession. On a Smiths-themed boat tour, the phrase ‘misery loves company’ is predictably proven.

How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession

The bonus: meeting Ronnissey, the Morrissey impersonator who’s much more charming than the original. “We must get off of this boat.” “We probably should get off this boat. I mean, it’s seems more like a small ship, but your point stands.” “Look, if this small ship leaves with us still onboard...” The clock is ticking and the deck is already packed with aging men, a high percentage with receding hairlines struggling to sustain greasy pompadours. It’s becoming evident that we should have quietly boarded that other party boat, the one wedged into an adjacent slip, full of men clutching Dominican flags and women clutching Dominican men. Having long known the purpose of our junket, my friend now confesses two relevant phobias: “Just so you know, I hate boats and I really hate The Smiths.” That second objection isn’t a non sequitur. Pompous, but true enough. Health Datapalooza Deadline Extended to April 6!Health 2.

Health innovators across the country are transforming the health industry and we think it is time that the nation hears you.

Health Datapalooza Deadline Extended to April 6!Health 2

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen tremendous excitement around HDI Forum III , with many organizations ‘throwing their hat into the ring,’ and applying to showcase at the Health Datapalooza. With the deadline around the corner and many applications still rolling in, we wanted to make sure everyone has an opportunity to apply.

That’s why we’ve extended the Health Datapalooza application deadline to April 6th! Apply today. We know you have great ideas and great projects. Self-Service HealthCare and Supermarket Checkouts #HIT #Health. Protecting Privacy of Health Information and Building Trust as Mobile and Online Health Evolve. March 15, 2012, 5:45 pm / Lygeia Ricciardi / Director, Office of Consumer eHealth, ONC Image provided courtesy of Rob Cottingham The health care system is going digital at a fast clip.

Protecting Privacy of Health Information and Building Trust as Mobile and Online Health Evolve

In the last two years, the number of hospitals using electronic health records has more than doubled to 35%—and the majority of remaining hospitals say they have near-term plans to do so. While patient or consumer use of digital tools for health, such as patient portals and personal health records (PHRs), generally lag behind, it is catching up, especially when you also consider the use of “non-traditional” tools, such as mHealth and social media.

The proportion of American consumers using mobile phones for health has more than doubled in a single year to 26%, and social media use for health has more than tripled since 2007, reaching roughly a third of the country. Privacy of Health Information. Health Discovery Corporation Debuts MelApp 2.0 for iPhone. Mobile supports ‘patient activation’ of clinical decision support. Mp Los Angeles. Tickets HealthCa.mp/LA takes place on Tuesday 1 November, 2011 Thanks to the generous support of Kaiser Permanente as our Foundation Sponsor.

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Join us at the Pasadena Convention Center for one of the most vibrant events in the Los Angeles Health Care calendar. HealthCamp is different from other conferences. At this un-conference event you, the participants, set the agenda. So grab a ticket and join some of the leading thinkers in health care for an exciting day of discussion and innovation. Max Levchin And Peter Thiel: Innovation In The World Today Is Between ‘Dire Straits And Dead’ Peter Thiel and Max Levchin are busy guys.

Max Levchin And Peter Thiel: Innovation In The World Today Is Between ‘Dire Straits And Dead’

Thiel, aside from being on the Board of Directors for companies like Palantir Technologies, Geni, and Asana, an early investor and former board member at Facebook, and also happens to be founder and president of hedge fund Clarium Capital as well as Managing Partner of his VC firm, Founder’s Fund. Levchin was founder and CEO of Slide (which was acquired by Google), which he recently left when Google deadpooled all but one of Slide’s products.

Thiel and Levchin both famously steered PayPal (which they co-founded) through tricky waters during the crazy dotcom days, building it into the company we know today. Now, Thiel and Levchin are back working together, but this time on a different enterprise: A book. Along with Gary Kasparov, the two have written a book, called “The Blueprint: Reviving Innovation, Rediscovering Risk, and Rescuing the Free Market”, which is expected to be published in March 2012. Share photos and videos on Twitter. Jawbone Announces Up, A Wristband To Track Health, Fight Obesity. Just an hour ago on stage at TED Global, Jawbone announced the grand project they've been quietly working on for years: A wearable band called Up, which is infused with sensors and smartphone connected, allowing you to track your eating, sleeping, and activity patterns.

Jawbone Announces Up, A Wristband To Track Health, Fight Obesity

"The interest grew when people realized how large this market is. " "The CDC says that for the first time in history, lifestyle diseases such as diabetes are killing more people than communicable diseases," Travis Bogard, Jawbone's VP of product management, tells Co.Design. "We're trying to solve that problem. " The Up's sensors collect data about how much you've been sleeping and how much you've been moving. That data is then fed into a smartphone app, which also takes in information about your meals. Up's announcement finally explains the $120 million in venture capital cash that Jawbone has raised in the last four months. Mp SFBay. Tickets HealthCa.mp/SFBay 2012 has been cancelled.

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With less than 4 weeks to go we have not had sufficient ticket sales to make the event viable. We will be issuing refunds to everyone who has purchased tickets. We will also be looking at options to reschedule the event. It appears that holding HealthCamp on the Friday prior to Health 2.0 makes it difficult for people to attend both events. Last year HealthCampSFBay sold out quickly with around 200 participants coming together to define a diverse and thought provoking agenda in real time on the day. Most Innovative Companies - Health Care. By Erica Westly (additional reporting by Ellen McGirt and Chuck Salter) Image courtesy of Intuitive Surgical Its Healthymagination program is investing $6 billion over the next several years in mobile scanners, digital information, and other innovations in health care. Top 50 No. 19 2. PatientsLikeMe The new model of online support groups, PatientsLikeMe has real-world data on symptoms and treatments. Connected health isn’t about the devices – it must align people and providers.

Under a normal statistical curve, between the chronically ill and the “motivated healthy,” is the largest segment of health citizens who are seeking missing information and solutions that could help them lead healthier lives. IBM has called out this information seeking segment, asserting that these people represent a huge unserved cohort of health care consumers. In The future of connected health devices: liberating the information seeker, the IBM Institute for Value makes the case for stakeholders in the health ecosystem to come together to provide solutions for this population.

IBM says there are four critical success factors for meeting their needs: make it easy, design the solution with the end result in mind, pick a position and partner well, and help set the rules. In addition to these, health consumers are looking for simplicity in device usability while maintaining privacy and security. The largest cohort’s in the middle: IBM calls them ‘information seekers.’ E-health advocacy groups decries government secrecy - e-health - CIO. An e-health consumer advocacy group has joined a growing choir of those dissatisfied with the lack of communication from lead agencies surrounding implementation of the Federal Government's $467 million personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR) project initiative.

The group, known as the Consumer Centred eHealth Coalition (CCeHC) and formed in 2009, claims to represent e-health consumers in issues of privacy, security and confidentiality related to the e-health project. It counts the Australian Privacy Foundation, the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Civil Liberties Australia and the Queensland Council of Civil Liberties among its members. “We are growing frustrated with the NEHTA/DoHA led consultations process and skeptical about any useful outcomes incorporating consumer feedback,” the coalition wrote. DrChrono Makes The iPad A Doctor’s Best Friend In The Exam Room. As medical records move online, doctors are increasingly bringing laptops into the exam room to take notes, write prescriptions and more. But laptops can be cumbersome, and the iPad has emerged as a popular device for medical professionals.

In fact, one out of every five doctors in a private practice owns an iPad. Enter DrChrono, a Y Combinator-backed startup that produces an iPad app and SaaS for doctors. The free iPad app allows doctors to schedule patient appointments, write prescriptions and send them to pharmacies, enable reminders, take clinical notes, access lab results, and input electronic health records. The electronic medical records element is key because the Obama administration is currently offering strong incentives for doctors to start moving their health records online. And DrChono is more than just a simple iPad app. The beauty of DrChrono is that the app itself is built natively for the iPad but also can be accesses via the web as well. Office of the National Coordinator has a new Senior Advisor for Consumer e-Health, and it’s @Lygeia! Lygeia Ricciardi ( @Lygeia ) wrote me to let me know that the word is out.

She’s the new Senior Advisor for Consumer e-Health, in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology . What does the Senior Advisor for Consumer e-Health do, you ask? Here’s what Lygeia told me – the Senior Advisor for Consumer e-Health is : Responsible for developing and managing ONC’s national consumer e-health program.

That’s what the position is. I expect that more information will be coming from Lygeia and ONC, so this is more the update that I’ll be continuing to follow and support her work closely, you should, too Similar Posts: Like this: Nike+ GPS app adds new Tag feature to foster competition between friends. We just talked to Nike last week about its Nike+ GPS app for the iPhone, and there's another update to the already full-featured app. A new feature called Tag brings competition into Nike+ GPS. After you finish a run in the app, you can press the Tag button to invite as many of your friends or contacts to the game as you want; each user invited has to complete a certain goal within three days. The goal can be set for distance, time or the last person to actually go running.

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PHR. Potential Data Breach and Extortion at Express Scripts. The WSJ Health Blogs reports about a potential data breach at Express Scripts, one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America. More from Express Scripts on the Facts, FAQs and Other Resources. The potential data breach came to Express Scripts attention after having received an anonymous letter attempting to extort money from the company by threatening the expose millions of patient records.

The threat letter included personal information on 75 members, including names, dates of birth, social security numbers and prescription information. The article also mentions a similar extortion related data breach which occurred in March 2006 and involved Medical Excess LLC, a subsidiary of AIG. In that case the FBI investigated and arrested an individual who stole a computer server containing personal health information of more than 900,000 individuals.

To learn more read Express Scripts' press release and related support site. Sermo - Know more. Know earlier. The Health Care Blog: HIPAA's broken promises. By SUSANNAH FOX If you hate HIPAA, it’s your lucky day. Paul Ohm is handing you ammunition in his article, “Broken Promises of Privacy: Responding to the Surprising Failure of Anonymization.” His argument: our current information privacy structure is a house built on sand. “Computer scientists…have demonstrated they can often ‘reidentify’ or ‘deanonymize’ individuals hidden in anonymized data with astonishing ease.” Ohm’s article describes HIPAA, in particular, as a fig leaf – or worse, as kudzu choking off the free flow of information. Medicine 2.0 Congress.