Next Stop: Boston

Things are busy around here. We are hosting our first Advisory Group meeting this week, and then heading to community #2, Boston, Massachusetts. While there, we will be observing practices at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, who operate MyHealth Online, Partners Healthcare, who operate Patient Gateway, and East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. How do we set …

Payers and Patient-Centered Primary Care; Google; Quality info in MA

PCHIT links for October 26th through October 27th: Major U.S. payers support Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative – Picking up steam – a way to support these activities in every day practice Google says it’s working to solve health record dilemma | CNET News.com – The title says it all The Partnership for Healthcare Excellence – …

Patient-Physician E-mail: An Opportunity to Transform Pediatric Health Care Delivery

Patient-Physician E-mail: An Opportunity to Transform Pediatric Health Care Delivery — Rosen and Kwoh 120 (4): 701 — Pediatrics Josh Seidman alerted me to this recently published study of the use of patient-physician e-mail in a smaller pediatric rheumatology practice. The study shows that the state of the art for many practices like this is …

eHealth and Disparities; Remote Monitoring; the CMIO Role

October 22nd through October 24th: eHealth Solutions for Healthcare Disparities: Books: Michael Christopher Gibbons – New book from Chris Gibbons at the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute on eHealth and disparities RSS – iHealthBeat – iHealthBeat embraces RSS. RSS readers everywhere rejoice! Medicine 2.0 Blog Carnival – A blog of blogs about Medicine + Web …

Internet Holiday Over; IT System Upgrade; PCHIT Blog

Internet Holiday Over; IT System Upgrade; PCHIT Blog

I am back from my Internet holiday, and the picture below shows what an Internet holiday looks like. Not bad! Continuing on my “own CIO” thread, I am facing a total system upgrade this week when Apple releases the Leopard operating system. I’m not really an early adopter when it comes to things like this, …