#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 […]

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 […]

Response to ONC RFI on advancing interoperability of EHRs and HIE

At last weekend's #healthfoo I proposed that one unconference session be devoted to preparing a comment letter responding to the ONC RFI on Advancing Interoperability and Health Information Exchange. We discussed three possible sub-regulatory changes (which is what ONC asked for), and reiterated the value of a specific regulatory change that would not require a new […]

Electronic Exchange of Lab Results: A social-media-prompted response to the ONC RFI on interoperability

The final question posed in the recent request for information posted by ONC reads as follows: What specific HHS policy changes would significantly increase standards based electronic exchange of laboratory results? Keith Boone, aka @motorcycle_guy, self-proclaimed GE standards geek and fellow member of the Society for Participatory Medicine, blogged about his thoughts on the subject in […]