Tag Archives: California

Just Read: Need for a Non-Discrimination Statement to Protect the Health of the Transgender Population



A week ago, I received this communication from Keshav Tyagi, who’s an MPH Candidate at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine: Hi. I am an MPH student at the University of Southern California, and I am writing a paper about transgender health in the aftermath of the ACA. I was wondering if » » » » on to the full article

VINdicated – Supporting emergency responders and improving lives through Health Information Technology



Larry Williams, Director, OEM Accident Aftercare at Roadside Telematics Corporation About 5 years ago, I co-chaired the CCHIT Personal Health Records Workgroup, where I met a gentleman named Larry Williams, who is/was affiliated with the auto industry.  His work and passion raised many questions in our group, ranging from “what’s the auto industry doing in » » » » on to the full article

Getting the Facts about patient and family experience: Shadowing (presentation)



Getting the Facts - Shadowing - Eytan  1

This post is the follow-up to a tour of the Center for Total Health that I gave Howard Chiou (@medxanthro) who’s a MD-PhD student in medical anthropology at Emory University. Since Howard’s an anthropologist, he’s interested in the culture of health care systems and how we learn about them and make them better. One thing » » » » on to the full article

It’s been illegal in California since 2002 for a physician to give a woman her pap smear results online. AB-2253 would change that.



Way back in 2002, when I lived and worked in Washington, State, I heard about what I’d call a “quirky” little law known as California Health and Safety Code Section 123148, that did exactly as the title of this post reads. It made it illegal for a physician to deliver certain test results to their » » » » on to the full article

California 2011-12 Assembly Bill 2253 – Could it end the prohibition of sharing certain test results online with patients?



California 2011-12 Assembly Bill 2253 – Version 99 – Existing law authorizes the results of a clinical laboratory test performed at the request of a health care professional to be conveyed to the patient in electronic form if requested by the patient and if deemed most appropriate by the health care professional, except that existing » » » » on to the full article

You haven’t been to Kaiser Permanente if you think everything’s been invented – Innovation Retreat 2012



View ’2012 Kaiser Permanente Innovation Retreat 11757′ on Flickr.com The title of the post is real quote by Lynda Applegate, who is the Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and serves as the Head of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit. She said it to us while sharing this famous quote Everything that can be » » » » on to the full article

Exercise as a Vital Sign : Details on implementation in primary AND specialty care



Getting our staff to ask about Exercise was definitely a struggle in the beginning.  Not because they didn’t think it was the right thing to do or because it was hard to document in our EHR, but because many of them were not exercising themselves. The quote above is from a series of blog posts » » » » on to the full article