Author Archives: Ted Eytan

Innovation in Collaboration: What 18F and Kaiser Permanente South Bay have in common



18F , where collaboration happens View on Flickr.com I think I’ve mentioned a few times here that I’m guest lecturing in colleague Carol Cain’s (@ccain) summer course, Stanford BioInformatics (Stanford University Biomedical Informatics 207), aka “Digital Medicine: Designing IT Innovations that Improve Healthcare.” Since I’m coming from Washington, DC, Carol asked me to include something about » » » » on to the full article

Crowdsourcing Medicine in the Digital Age, with Bob Wachter, MD



Bob and Ted (click to enlarge) View on Flickr.com I got to spend time yesterday with one of the “other” social media physicians, Bob Wachter, MD (@Bob_Wachter) as he crowdsources his upcoming book, tentatively titled: “Disrupted: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Digital Age.” – see: Crowdsourcing My New Book on How Computerization » » » » on to the full article

Walking Gallery IV: #Artscape2014 Baltimore, MD, USA



View Artscape 2014 45414 on Flickr.com I’ve never missed a yearly Walking Gallery of Healthcare event, now in its fourth year, phew! This year’s was especially cool because it was sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States (@KPMidAtlantic) at Baltimore, MD’s Artscape 2014 (see: Regina Holliday’s Medical Advocacy Blog: The Walking Gallery at #Artscape2014). This kind » » » » on to the full article

Mentors around every corner: Holly Potter and Diane Gage-Lofgren



Authentically yours, Diane Gage-Lofgren (View on Flickr.com) In this decade, someone once said to me, “health care executives are not supposed to be on social media. The risk is too great.” To which I said, “that’s funny, Diane Gage-Lofgren (@DianeLofgren) tweets me all the time.” In the decade before this one, someone once said in » » » » on to the full article

Photo Friday: Thank you Liz Taylor in Watercolor, Shaw Neighborhood, Washington, DC USA



View DC People and Places 44557 on Flickr.com This week’s photograph is of the (now) iconic 50-foot tall mural of Elizabeth Taylor in watercolor. From Dacha Beer Garden Glams up Shaw With Gigantic Elizabeth Taylor Mural | InTheCapital: Although Taylor is no doubt a alluring figure to look at, there is a deeper meaning behind » » » » on to the full article

Latest adoption data for kp.org



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Yesterday on a tour of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth), one of my esteemed guests, Larry Wolf, Health IT Strategist at Kindred Healthcare and Co-Chair, Certification and Adoption Workgroup, Health IT Policy Committee asked about the adoption curves I showed for Kaiser Permanente’s personal health record, kp.org. Because of that and since I’m giving a » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: Medicare bids farewell to the 20th Century in covering transgender person care, and maybe pokes fun at itself, too…



Department of Health and Human Services, Departmental Appeals Board, Appellate Division, NCD 140.3, Transsexual Surgery, Docket No. A-13-87, Decision No. 2576, May 30, 2014 even assuming the NCD’s exclusion of coverage at the time the NCD was adopted was reasonable, that coverage exclusion is no longer reasonable. In english, this means that Medicare’s former determination » » » » on to the full article