“Your Primary [doctor] is like your mother. You don’t change your mother”

These were the words of our server this morning over a breakfast with Neil Calman, MD, who is in Washington, DC, to talk to our national legislators and researchers about health information technology. How did this come up in conversation? Well, as our order was being taken, I noticed a brochure for her health insurance …

2 Photos: Ted, Rachel, and Barracks Row

2 Photos: Ted, Rachel, and Barracks Row

A lot of reflection and housekeeping happened this week, in prep for another journey next week to visit with another great community, Boston, Massachusetts. I was honored to attend The Health Affairs Silver Anniversary Gala as a representative of Group Health Cooperative and Kaiser Permanente, which was a presenting sponsor. The first image is of …

First PCHIT Advisory Committee Meeting

Josh and I are gearing up for tomorrow’s first PCHIT Advisory Group meeting, at the Center for Information Therapy headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. Why an advisory group? We would like to add additional perspectives and knowledge from other communities/projects to this work, among other things. We plan to post materials from the meeting here, so …

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 – …