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Consumer-Centric Care and My Mother

Time to catch up where I last left off with my mother.  First, a 160 character update…. (what has Twitter done to me?) Anyway—my mother had a troubling heart catheterization, which led to her admission to the hospital, followed by another test the next morning. She was then discharged with no results. Fast-forward 4 days and after persistent calls, my mother was given an appointment--in spite of t... read more



Kudos to the Team

I have to take a moment and thank Ivonne Cueva (Managing Editor, Online Services and Strategies) for ADA. In mid-May of this year, while discussing how to communicate HITECH Initiatives to members, Harold Holler (VP, Governance & Practice) and Diane Juskelis (Director, DPG Relations) suggested a blog. Great idea!  A few days later I was on the phone with Ivonne and within five days of our first di... read more



Meaningful Use: Engaging Patients Four Days Later

By now, I hope it is obvious that the HITECH Act intends to engage patients and their families in their own care.  Yes-- this is intentionally a paradigm shift.  Eligible providers (those receiving incentive payments) have to prove they are using the certified EHR technology to improve health care. You may have read of my mother’s dilemma with getting her test results.  It has now been 82 hours (n... read more



The Case for Meaningful Use

Not that I needed the encouragement--but I am ready for electronic health records, continuity of care, patient empowerment—how about better care than my car gets? For those of you who crossed my path this week, you know my mother had a heart catheterization on Tuesday—one that seemed to go south.  I was at the ONC Standards Committee Meeting in Washington, DC when my father called.  I seemed ... read more



Toolbox of Health IT

If you ever have the chance to hear Lee Lambert, founder and CEO of Lambert Consulting Group, Inc.—jump at it! Lee is one of a those rare visionaries who formulated and helped found the Project Management Institute (PMI).  The PMI provides best practices for project management in any domain or business.  You may say—“this does not apply to me.”  As Lee puts it—... read more



Informatics "Light"

For those of us on the ADA Nutrition Informatics Committee (or its predecessor, the Nutrition Informatics Work Group), responding to the question, “What is informatics?” is a regular occurrence.  My December 2008 President’s Page in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association addressed this question and emphasized the importance and relevance of informatics for everyone who practices nutritio... read more



A "Trust Fabric" for Health Data Exchange

How do we create the “trust fabric” so often mentioned in the discussion of exchanging electronic health data?  This topic has been foremost on my mind, as ADA just presented comments on the Proposed Rule for Modification of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules under the HITECH Act.... read more



“The best way to contact me is…”

With so many methods of communication these days, it pays to ask.  Most of us have a preferred favorite; some of us dodge use of one tool in favor of another.  Just last night, at my youngest child’s “Back-to-School” night, (where parents get an abbreviated cycle through their child’s schedule), I marveled as one teacher after another stated: “the best way to reach me is e-mail.”  Several teachers... read more



Is there a Beacon near you?

Two New Beacon Communities were added to the list of existing 15 Beacon Communities established by the HITECH Act. The two new additions are Greater Cincinnati HealthBridge, Inc. and Southeastern Michigan Health Association.  According to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services: ... read more
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