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Patient Voices: Lupus – New York Times shares six patients’ stories by Lupus Adventurer Posted Thu 31 Mar 2011 8:00am Check out "Patient Voices: Lupus" I recently stumbled upon a wonderfully done item on the New York Times web site about lupus.  In “Patient Voices: Lupus” from December 16, 2010, the Times hosts a series of six different lupus patients, as they briefly tell their own stories in audio slide show format.  The discussion begins with a ... Read on »
Patient "Skin in the Game" Has Its Limits: The Assymetry of Patient Cost-Sharing Incentives by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Thu 15 Nov 2012 12:53am The Disease Management Care Blog always thought that the upsides and downsides of patient " skin in the game " was "symmetrical."  Writing in the Oct 24 issue of JAMA, Kevin Volpp and colleagues point out that that may not be true  and that patient economic incentives may not necessarily work as intended when it comes to Choosing Wisely .  Ra ... Read on »
Microsoft HealthVault Community To Connect With Patients and Referring Physicians – Will Enable Hospitals to Share Health by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Mar 2010 8:29am HealthVault Personal Health Records and SharePoint Server will be getting much better acquainted in the 3rd quarter this year.  As you can read in the press release below, HealthVault is expanding it’s capabilities and the ability to further integrate and provide interoperability for patients with hospital records via the up and coming Communi ... Read on »
Why patients should share their stories by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:18am Traditionally, medical publishing has consisted of books and journals written by doctors for other doctors. The patient, who should be at the center of the medical universe, has always been ignored. Fortunately, this is now quickly changing, as we are recognising that patients are the true experts on their illnesses, and have valuable voices an ... Read on »
File Sharing Peer to Peer Programs Still Posing Risk to Exposing Patient Data – Think Twice About This by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 03 Mar 2010 10:09am Time to revisit this topic once more.  I have been the gambit on some of this, even going into hospitals and seeing Lime-Wire installed on employee PCs with IT managers not adequately policing group policy on their servers.  This is somewhat an issue too as when you advise the employee at that level to remove the application, they get mad too. ... Read on »
Patients Should Not Lie to Their Doctors – Find One Who Will Keep 2 Sets of Records for you – One Private and One for Sharing by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 07 Jun 2009 10:42pm This was the recommendation made in the article below.  The study from WedMD stated too that a big percentage of doctors felt lying for their patients was ok too, as they are helping them get the care they need.  Over half surveyed thought it was ok and the more serious the condition, the more inclined physicians were to take the stance.   It all ... Read on »
American Medical Association and HealthVault to Provide Physician’s Portal – Physicians Will be able to access “Patient Shared” by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 11 Jun 2009 6:36pm A few days ago I wrote a commentary about how PHRs are in fact for everyone as it empowers the patient to control where your health information is stored.  You can share what you want and keep the rest private if you like.   CEO “Executive Physicals” – Are they Worth the Money and Do They Use a PHR to Better Understand and Guide Them to Better ... Read on »
VisionShare Has Offering of Networked Algorithms to Refine and Audit Master Patient Indexes–Transaction Fee Example Of Add by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 30 Sep 2010 2:50pm Here’s a quote from the press release that says it all and the big decisions these days for CIOs are how many of these do we need and how many can we afford?  There are tons of audit services out there like this and the software does what it says it will do, but expect soon a new layer that will combine the data function of a company like this ... Read on »
Mayo Clinic, Geisinger, Kaiser Permanente, Intermountain Healthcare, and Group Health Announce Plan to Securely Share Patient-Sp by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 06 Apr 2011 1:16am What do all of these companies have in common besides their care and technology, they are non profits so we have an alliance here with like entities.  All will be exchanging medical records and of course we know a personal health record is included as well.  Anyone as an example can join Mayo even if you are not seen there as a patient to store ... Read on »