That’s a paraphrase of the starting tweet in a valuable thread today from a colleague in OpenNotes, Cait DesRoches. Here are the tweets. (I hope this all comes through on the blog; email subscribers, if necessary, click the headline to read this online.)[Read more…]
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Immediate, contactless delivery of your radiology images – no more CDs, no more need to wait around or pay Fedex or put on your mask to come in and pick up the disk. Imaging studies delivered in the cloud.[Read more…]
I want to let you know about a couple of important developments. First, I’ve started blogging on another site, Tincture, as well as here; second, there’s important news in the world of health I.T. (or personal health data or whatever you want to call it).
First, the health IT news: there seems to be good stuff happening! An international data transfer standard called FHIR (pronounced “fire”) has been in development for years, and is finally nearing the time when it will (we hope) change the world for those of us who want unfettered access to all our health data.
It’s not very visible to the general public yet, but a Google Image search shows tons of different graphics illustrating different perspectives. Google shows different people different things but here’s what I get:[Read more…]
I haven’t been blogging nearly as much as I did five years ago, largely because my early blogging was all about trying to figure out “what the heck is up with the American healthcare system???” and it’s now been two years since I had any new realizations. Here’s a summary of that, then some quick hits on recent and upcoming events.
No, wait – this part turned out long, so I’ll continue tomorrow with the “quick hits.” For today, here’s the baseline I reached two years ago.[Read more…]
Updates May 8:
- Address correction! It’s 120 Tremont St, not 20 Tremont St.
- Not surprisingly, it’s sold out with waitlist. If you want to add yourself to the waitlist, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve often blogged and spoken about the many parallels between the women’s movement and the patient empowerment movement. Here’s one perfect quote from Miriam Hawley, one of the founders of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, whom I met last year:[Read more…]
Update: here’s the archive recording of the webinar.
Tomorrow (Thursday Feb 21) at 2pm ET, for the second time I’ll be presenting the concept for my new book, Superpatients: Patients who extend science when all other options are gone. The first time was December, in a private webinar for the QI [quality improvement] Connect team in Scotland. Registration is open to the public here but that’s optional – at bottom I’ll paste in how you can join it at showtime, without registration. In any case it’s free and no obligation.[Read more…]