People in a hurry can skip to the product listings below, but we hope you’ll take a moment to learn about this fallen hero of the healthcare revolution.[Read more…]
Is Beth Israel lying, denying, or complying?
I am really irritated. My hospital has told me they’re not supporting the federally required FHIR standard to let me access my health data. Is this legal??
Important update: a robust Twitter thread is drawing lots of answers on whether this is legal. Some of it is “gray area” but among other things:
- At present, even if their behavior is a violation, there’s no penalty!
- But by end of 2023, if they don’t have this, they might not get any more payments from Medicare(!)
- There are three separate requirements.
- System vendors are required (today) to offer this feature to their buyers (hospitals).
- Care providers (hospitals etc) aren’t required to buy them and offer them to patients (yet)
- But by end of 2023, providers will have to offer this to patients, if they want to get paid by CMS (Medicare)
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“From #73cents to FHIR”: keynote at the Redox Connect customer conference
Patient voices have been working for decades to achieve access to their medical records, which have always been locked up in the hospital. No more: new rules went into effect on October 6 that mean all your health data must be available for download by apps, online, by end of year.
This so-called “Cures Rule” is part of the continuing work of the 21st Century Cures Act enacted by Congress in 2015. The Act includes many other things to improve development of cures, but for patients a vital new requirement is that health data must now move easily between computers. It’s common sense for everyone in healthcare, and for patients it’s an immense win for justice (fairness): at last we can see about ourselves what the people treating us can see.[Read more…]
We’re back, part 2: FHIR DevDays Cleveland, with new patient sessions!
I’m thrilled to share the next great news in the recovery and reboot of the healthcare conference world. Two weeks ago I shared “We’re back!” about my next real-life keynote in Berlin – the first in two years. Now this, also the first in two years: FHIR DevDays, the twice-annual conference for software developers working on FHIR, the health data interoperability standard I’ve often blogged about. I’m equally thrilled to again be the DevDays Patient Track lead. It will be so good to see people again and enjoy the random encounters in hallways and pubs.[Read more…]
Ethics and barriers: BMJ webinars on patient access to medical records
The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) continues to lead the world in patient & public partnership with clinicians, including more coverage of patient empowerment topics than anyone else I know in medical publishing. Some of the issues are unique to Britain but many are global cultural issues – not least being the balance of power between clinicians and the patients they serve.[Read more…]
New podcasts and webinars, #2: Harry Glorikian’s “The Future You” (two parts)
I mentioned last week that there’s been an upsurge in people reaching out to carry forward the message we e-patients have been evangelizing for ages. Hallelujah!
That post was an interview for the HIMSS Learning Network. Today’s is really exciting: Harry Glorikian, author of MoneyBall Medicine, has a new book coming, The Future You, about the new world of data-empowered medicine, with a rebranded podcast to match, and he asked me to be his first guest! Ya think I was ready for that?? It went great – so great he made it his first two episodes![Read more…]
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