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.

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#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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Now Reading: Why patients need access to their lab test results – lack of timely follow-up even with an EHR

Now Reading: Why patients need access to their lab test results - lack of timely follow-up even with an EHR

Singh H, Thomas EJ, Sittig DF, et al. Notification of Abnormal Lab Test Results in an Electronic Medical Record: Do Any Safety Concerns Remain? The American journal of medicine. 2010;123(3):238–244. This paper is really called “Notification of Abnormal Lab Test Results in an Electronic Medical Record: Do Any Safety Concerns Remain?” and it answers the …

Before they were stars, a visit with Dorothy Teeter, from the CMS Innovation Center

Before they were stars, a visit with Dorothy Teeter, from the CMS Innovation Center

People sometimes make fun of me for taking photographs in my work (*cough* Matthew Holt), however, my visit with Dorothy Teeter, who is now Senior Policy Advisor at Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@kptotalhealth), reminded me that I’ve been doing it for a really long time. …

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 …