A Perspectives piece I wrote was published this week by iHealthBeat – Unlocking the Power of Health Data. In it I argue for patient-controlled sharing of rich data, as opposed to HIPAA-regulated stripping of identifiers in order to eliminate the risk to patient privacy as data is shared for research and other purposes. Googler Larry […]
The debacle in Massachusetts. Looking forward to a reboot.
Regular readers of HealthBlawg will recognize the name Accretive Health from a February 2012 post, First lawsuit filed against a Business Associate under HIPAA / HITECH. Well, the company has gone through a number of personnel changes at the top, plans to make some deep staffing cuts, and is working on restating its financials to […]
President Barack Obama is pushing his signature domestic program, enrollment in a health insurance plan via healthcare.gov by March 31, by shilling for it on the "Funny or Die" Zach Galfianakis mini talk show satire, "Between Two Ferns." I think it's hilarious, though not everyone thinks the humor involved befits a sitting president. Whether or […]