Carbohydrates Kill: A Conversation with Tim Noakes

Timothy Noakes is Chair of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town, South Africa — and he will be speaking at Diabetes Innovation 2013. He has Type 2 diabetes and has made a very public about-face in nutrition recommendations. His book on running — a perrennial best-seller — had recommended a high-carbohydrate […]

#StrataRx — David Harlow's HIPAA and HITECH presentation

Patient Consent to Use of Data: Are We Asking the Wrong Question? I spoke yesterday at the StrataRx conference in Boston, as part of the data liquidity track. This was sort of a blue sky presentation (as you can tell from the first slide); the thought was to explore the notion of building big data […]

HIPAA Rights, Expanded: Opening the Door to Patient Access to Lab Results

We're inching closer to promulgation of final regulations that will likely make all lab test results more easily accessible to patients, by making them subject to the HIPAA rules ensuring patient access. (Currently, lab test results and psychiatric notes are the two lone categories of patient data not subject to HIPAA; however "in-house" labs drawn […]

Upcoming Speaking Engagements and Conferences

Your faithful HealthBlawger will be out and about at a number of conferences and events over the next month or so, mostly in Boston, speaking, moderating and just hanging out ("on air" and in real life). I hope to see you at one or more of these. See descriptions below for links to registration and […]

OCR and ONC release model NPPs

With H-Hour (the HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance date) just a week away, the federales have come through, delivering a useful compliance tool with the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices requirements — a set of model forms released during the Consumer Health IT Summit. At first blush, the forms seem extremely user-friendly, and they are certainly […]