Just Read: In a health system where patient-physician email is actually used, how it impacts care

Just Read: In a health system where patient-physician email is actually used, how it impacts care

In an American health system, where, for the most part, patients *still* do not have access to their online medical records or access to their physicians (see: Patel V, Barker W, Siminerio E. Individuals’ access and use of their online medical record nationwide. Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Majority of Americans don’t use digital technology to access doctors | CAPP, this is a study conducted by the research team at Kaiser Permanente where patients mostly *do* have this access. Continue reading→

#nhssm : the RCGP’s Patient Online: The Road Map

#nhssm : the RCGP’s Patient Online: The Road Map
Recently the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) launched their Patient Online: The Road Map document which sets out how patients and GPs will be able to interact online over the next few years. I wondered how many patients actually knew that Patient Online existed.

Currently only 1% actually have access to any of the facilities, why? The answer is simple; the functionality has not been enabled by the practice. In fact only 37% of GP practices have actually enabled the functionality. As a patient I find that staggering. 42 million people have taken the time to register to say they wish to use the facility yet the “on” button hasn’t yet been pressed.

Presentation: Meaningful mobile technology use … to achieve Total Health

Presentation: Meaningful mobile technology use … to achieve Total Health

Attaching slides from webinar today hosted by FierceHealthIT (@fiercehealthIT) : mHealth’s Impact on the Future of Meaningful Use – FierceHealthcare , on which I appeared with Joe Kvedar, MD (@jkvedar), talking about Kaiser Permanente’s mobile health journey. Health information technology is in service to Total Health in my world, or as I sometimes say, prevention … Continue reading Presentation: Meaningful mobile technology use … to achieve Total Health

Now Reading: Access to a PHR constitutes highly meaningful use – published data on member retention from Kaiser Permanente

Now Reading: Access to a PHR constitutes highly meaningful use - published data on member retention from Kaiser Permanente

Turley M, Garrido T, Lowenthal A, Zhou YY. Association between personal health record enrollment and patient loyalty. The American journal of managed care. 2012;18(7):e248–53. Most investigations report on adoption and the characteristics and preferences of users of online access websites or patient portals integrated with electronic health records (EHRs). Far fewer reports document the impact … Continue reading Now Reading: Access to a PHR constitutes highly meaningful use – published data on member retention from Kaiser Permanente

HealthIT (.gov) – for everyone, including YOU – video animation

My friend and community colleague (name which community, there are many where we are collegial) Lygiea Ricciardi ( @Lygeia ) sent me a message about the new Health IT video “Health IT for You – Giving you Access to Your Medical Records” that said “if you were to point to it on your blog or … Continue reading HealthIT (.gov) – for everyone, including YOU – video animation

A Personal Health Record now serving 4,000,000 registered users – Kaiser Permanente My Health Manager

A Personal Health Record now serving 4,000,000 registered users - Kaiser Permanente My Health Manager

In this presentation that I gave: “What does social media mean, in an integrated care system? A conversation at @KPGarfield | Ted Eytan, MD“, I rounded up from 3.93 million members using kp.org’s My Health Manager on Slide 7. The 2Q-2012 data has since come out, and now it’s official. 4,020,271 Kaiser Permanente members are … Continue reading A Personal Health Record now serving 4,000,000 registered users – Kaiser Permanente My Health Manager

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 … Continue reading 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.