May 28th, 2013 — HealthIT
From May 13-14, I spent some time at Health:Refactored. Apart from catching up with colleagues and kindred spirits, the event was a good learning venue for healthcare IT developers and designers.
I’m going to broadly capture my notes under data, data analysis (big data), Health UI, and Health API platforms.
March 16th, 2013 — HealthIT
This is a series of blog posts touching on a few pertinent curiosities from HIMSS 2013.
Meaningful Use 2 mandates Electronic Health Records to support secure health transport to specifically fulfill the following measures:
- Measure #1: Providers should send a summary of care for more than 50% transitions of care and referrals.
- Measure #2: Providers should electronically transmit summary of care for than 10% transitions of care and referrals.
- Measure #3: At least one summary of care document sent electronically should be to a recipient with a different EHR vendor or to CMS test EHR.
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March 3rd, 2013 — HealthVault
HIMSS 2011 was my first big healthcare industry conference. The trade show is one of a kind and the largest gathering of folks interested in HealthCare IT in United States. In 2012, I attended the conference virtually and this year I’m back on the show floor. This is a coming out event for the product I have been working on at Optum – Optum Direct! Optum Direct is a secure messaging platform built on the ONC sponsored Direct Standard. If you want to know more, stop by our booth #7041 on the show floor I would love to show it in action. Additionally, our early adopter customer Santa Cruz HIE & Physicians Medical Group is showcasing this product with connectivity to Microsoft HealthVault and others in the interoperability showcase.
Having said above, among a plethora of sessions and events I’m looking forward to following events at the conference -
- Interoperability Showcase : A real-life standards play in action!
- Brian Ahier’s – Developing Trust in the Health Internet as a Platform
- ONC’s HIE Seminar
- Exhibit Show floor buzzed with words like – ICD-10, Meaningful Use, ACO, etc.
Editor of my book – Programmable Self with HealthVault, Andy Oram will be covering the conference along with others for O’Reilly. Brian Ahier has a good preview of the coverage.
If you are at the conference or are virtual (@ #HIMSS13) please drop me a note as I would love to connect!
December 25th, 2012 — HealthIT
I was at mHealth Dec 2012 and have been following the conference on twitter this year. The major topics and number upstarts seems to be trending along the lines of –
- Wellness / Behavior Modification
Last year I spoke to numerous startups working on consumer solutions for nutrition, weight management, diabetes management – MyGlucoHealth, FatSecret and others. This seems no different there is continued momentum in this category.
- Patient Engagement / Hospital Mobility
Various companies offering concierge medicine and enabling communication with the patients – coretext, tigertext, celltrust, mHealthCoach, medhelp and others. Solutions targeting meaningful use 2, readmissions management, medication adherence and care collaboration. This year healthloop is creating fair bit buzz with its recent 10M funding round.
- Consumer Devices / Self Tracking
Rewards platforms like kiip, socialwellth, everymove; device ecosystems like Qualcomm 2net, strava; gaming in health like zamzee, lumosity. This year seems like healthrageous folded but rest of the crew is continue to make buzz with renewed push from wearable devices.
There are number of technologies fueling healthcare at the moment but mobile devices and cellphones in particular are poised to make significant impact as they are driving use from end users!
June 19th, 2012 — HealthVault, quantified-self
Dear Reader –
Apologies I have been a bit on blogging hiatus! Among other things, I recently released my book on HealthVault, Enabling Programmable Self with HealthVault.
Quantified Self blog covered the book and the story behind it in its toolmaker talk series. Over next few weeks I’m hoping to post about a number of topics including Restful Health Exchange, NwHIN Governance, FHIR, HealthVault mobile applications and I’ll also be updating the compendium website for the book – www.enablingprogrammableself.com.
Please let me know in comments if you have suggestions for me to write about.
P.S. – I also moved on from Microsoft and I’m active in healthcare and technology community travelling frequently between Seattle, Bay Area and sometimes Minnesota.