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Two years ago, but still very relevant. 
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Great primer on the history of entities involved in Health Information Exchange (HIE).
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Call for Participation in the Automate Blue Button Initiative

There is a volunteer effort to “automate the Blue Button” and develop standards and specifications that would allow patients to not only download their health information to their personal computer, but also to privately and securely automate the sending of that data to their preferred holding place.  This initiative will kick-off with a webinar on Wednesday, August 15th from 4:00 – 5:00PM Eastern. 
To register, go to: http://wiki.siframework.org/ABBI+Kickoff+Meeting+Registration  
Why? Consumer Access is A Big Priority
At the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), we have been placing increasing emphasis on consumers and patients--empowering them to be partners in their health through information technology. What can consumers do with their health data?
·         Better understand their health and make more informed decisions
·         Help to make sure that they and all of their care team members are on the same page
·         Improve the accuracy and completeness of the information
·         Plug it into apps and tools that promise to make information truly available when and where it’s needed
Underpinning all of these actions is electronic access to health data, which most Americans don’t yet have. But soon access to this information may be a reality for more patients and their family members.
 
It’s called Blue Button.  Two years ago, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) added a simple, easy to recognize “Blue Button” to their patient portal (My HealtheVet), which gave individual users the opportunity to download their data to their personal computer.
 
Since then, the use of Blue Button has grown into a movement – a commitment by many of the country’s largest data holders – including the Federal government – to get personal health information out of proprietary silos and into the hands of the consumers who want a holistic picture of their health and health care.
 
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, TRICARE, United HealthCare, Aetna, and the Department of Defense have all begun offering individual’s own health care data (or will soon offer their data) to their beneficiaries in a printable, downloadable format supported by the Blue Button specifications.  Several hundreds of thousands of veterans, members of the military, and Medicare beneficiaries have already downloaded their data through Blue Button.
 
Many of you have been direct contributors to this effort through the ONC Pledge Program, the Patient Access Summit, and other avenues, and our thanks go to you for making this important tool available to your members .
 
Join Us Aug 15: Automating Blue Button Initiative Webinar
Now, ONC and VA are collaborating to take this movement one step further, and we’d like you to join us.
 
We need experts to develop standards, developers to pilot the technology, innovations to push the envelope, and patients and providers to test that it works. For example, this initiative could enable patients to have their doctors or insurance companies automatically “copy them” on any updates to their personal health information. In another scenario, patients could “subscribe” to feeds that privately and securely send them updates to their health information, much as they currently subscribe to podcasts and news feeds.
 
The new effort will be a key part of the ONC’s Pledge Program in 2012-2013. It will be run through the Standards and Interoperability (S&I) Framework: a self-organizing, open, collaborative community of volunteers from the public and private sectors who are focused on providing the tools, services, and guidance to facilitate the functional exchange of health information.
 
Please join us for a webinar on Wednesday August 15, 2012 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern to learn more about the Automate Blue Button initiative, its charter, and timelines.
S&I Framework Links: Home · Wiki · Repository Browser · Pilots · Standards & Interoperability (S&I) Framework. Wiki Home. Recent Changes. Pages and Files. Members. Manage Wiki. Calendar; C...
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Commonsense in a pilot.  Good for him!  Extremely unfortunate that the FAA isn't taking the opportunity to be proactive on this....actually dragging their feet quite visibly...
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Excited to be involved in this....mHealth is the next step in healthcare.  It's no longer going to be visit to the doctor's office...it's on your phone and tablet now.
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Perhaps it's because it's the political season and Olympics are over...or that people are now realizing what an injection of 30million new patients would do to a system that's already strained in the General Medicine section of medicine.

Regardless, several reasonable news outlets have devoted time to this subject like NPR and WSJ.

Another factor that hasn't been mentioned is the trend toward Medical Home (Patient Centered Care) type practice.  This model also tends to constrain panel sizes and subsequently increases the demand for quality physicians to coordinate complex care.  

I foresee a lot more concierge style, retainer-for-access, membership fee access in the near future and we will have a de facto two-tiered system in the future as demand continues to outstrips supply.

http://www.npr.org/2012/08/07/158370069/the-prognosis-for-the-shortage-in-primary-care
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White House Pushes Blue Button
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Internist
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Clinical Health Informatics, Telemedicine, mHealth
Employment
  • UC-San Diego Health Systems
    Associate Physician, 2014 - present
  • Veterans Affairs
    Physician, Health Informatics Officer, 2000 - 2014
  • Henry Ford Health
    Physician, 1999 - 2000
  • University of Michigan
    Resident Physician, 1996 - 1999
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San Diego, CA
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Stockton, CA - Riverview, MI - Dearborn, MI - Ann Arbor, MI - Coral Gables, FL - Miami, FL
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Health Information Exchange (HIE): Never Leave Home Without It
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Internal Medicine and Health Informatics are my passion.  Family and friends are my love.

The VA (Veteran's Affairs) has to regain its role as a leader in healthcare by leading the entire health care industry in the US into a new era of Health Information Exchange between care systems.  Too long have we been islands of healthcare and a cottage industry working on 19th Century clinic infrastructures.  

Meaningful Use Stages 1 and 2 are just the tip of the iceberg of what we capable of doing.


I see a bright future for all of us.

Born and raised in SE Michigan, went to school high school in Bloomfield Hills and made my way down to South Florida for college and grad school.  Went back to Michigan for medical training for a few years then struck out to California to put down some roots.
Education
  • University of Miami
    School of Medicine, 1992 - 1996
  • University of Miami
    Biology, 1990 - 1992
  • Cranbrook Schools
    1986 - 1990
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