Largest study of transgender person health funded by PCORI

Comparative Risks and Benefits of Gender Reassignment Therapies | Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. There are so many questions, some based on curiosity, some based on bias, some based on prejudice, about the provision of care for people who are transgender. The result of these questions is that people who need medically necessary care don’t get …

LEAN Hospital and Public Comments; The Unconference Concept; The State of Agile (LEAN Software Development)

March 14th through March 17th: To build a better hospital, Virginia Mason takes lessons from Toyota plants – Nice profile of a hospital that employs LEAN. The comments are not as charitable. The challenge is both to communicate what LEAN is and make sure that the core philosophy of LEAN, respect, is a part of …

Secret Life of a Blog Post; Progress of the Naitonal HIT Initiative Poor; Washington Community Quality Checkup

February 1st through February 2nd: Failure to Provide Clinicians Useful IT Systems: Opportunities to Leapfrog Current Technologies – A challenge paper from a colleague at IBM Center for Healthcare Management about Human Factors in HIT implementation. See my full blog post on this. The Life Cycle of a Blog Post, From Servers to Spiders to …

White Paper – Patient-Centered Applications, Forrester on Health Plans and PHRs

PCHIT links for December 26th through December 27th: Early Experiences with Personal Health Records — Halamka et al. 15 (1): 1 — Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association – As reviewed here: http://www.tedeytan.com/2007/12/27/242/ Patient-centered Applications: Use of Information Technology to Promote Disease Management and Wellness. A White Paper by the AMIA Knowledge in Motion …

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 …