Adam Bosworth of Keas delivered quite a lecture yesterday at the Alliance for Healthcare Foundation. He talks about how Americans don’t really like data (but they need it), why “frugal innovation” is the best path for start-ups, how e-Patient Dave shook up the EHR world, why health privacy legislation would kill patient-driven research, and why […]
“The internet was created to connect people and groups. The first step is to share stories. The next step is to share quantitative observations.” “Health care has been locked up in regulatory amber. HIPAA was passed in 1996, almost perfectly timed to cut off health care from the internet. But there is a loophole: to […]
Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent, captured the zeitgeist of the health data rights movement in today’s must-read article, Patients demand: ‘Give us our damned data’. An e-patients all-star team is quoted in the story: Jen McCabe, Regina Holliday, e-Patient Dave, Alan Viars.
I scan menus for keywords (fig, parsnips, salmon…) and it turns out I scan Twitter the same way, looking for anyone who is talking about my favorite topics (data, consumers, information quality…) So when I saw Jonathan Richman‘s tweet the other night, I couldn’t resist it: Anyone ever seen data on the overall accuracy of […]
That’s a direct quote from Paul Tang, of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, at last week’s meeting of the Health IT Policy committee, of which he is vice chair. Dr. Tang was riffing on an e-Patient Dave quote, which I read during my testimony: I want innovation at a rate that resembles the rate of […]
What would you say to policymakers who are discussing the implementation of a national health information infrastructure? Here’s what I’d say: E-patients want access to tools and information. Many will find what they need, many will not. You can help.