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From The Blog: HIMSS12 Sessions and Connections

From The Blog: HIMSS12 Sessions and Connections | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Jon Mertz writes about next week's big conference:


"HIMSS12 is a big event, an understatement in so many ways. It is a time when a community comes together: vendors, health IT teams, and many others who participate in and influence the healthcare industry. From a vendor perspective, there is a lot of work that goes into the show, ensuring everything goes as flawlessly as possible and setting the opportunity to interact with customers and prospects. From a participant perspective, there is an opportunity to learn a great deal and network with colleagues. It all comes together for one week at HIMSS."

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Mostashari: 2012 Will be a Big Year for Health Information Technology

Mostashari: 2012 Will be a Big Year for Health Information Technology | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Health IT Buzz:


Dr. Farzad Mostashari offers up his predictions for 2012 in this new blog post. Highlights:

  • Meaningful Use Takes Off
  • Health Information Exchange Turns a Corner
  • Connecting the Dots on Health IT and Payment Reform
  • Consumers Use eHealth to Get More Involved
  • Innovation Drives Improvement
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A study encourages people to take the doctor’s notes home after exams.

A study encourages people to take the doctor’s notes home after exams. | #HITsm | Scoop.it

The e-Patient movement has reached the NYTimes:

 

What would happen if patients were encouraged not only to review their medical records but to really own them? A research collaboration called OpenNotes has set out to answer this question.

 

“The medical record is information that really belongs to the patient, but it’s treated like a classified document,” said Susan B. Frampton, president of Planetree, a nonprofit organization based in Derby, Conn., that promotes patient-centered approaches to health care. “It’s symbolic of the power differential in health care.”

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Man with defibrillator wants to know what his heart is saying

Man with defibrillator wants to know what his heart is saying | #HITsm | Scoop.it

ePatient advocate Hugo Campos Well featured in San Jose Mercury News


Hugo Campos has a small computer buried in his chest to help keep him alive. But he has no idea what it says about his faulty heart.


All the raw data it collects, especially any erratic rhythms it controls with shocks, goes directly to the manufacturer. And some of it later gets sent to his doctor.


But Campos had to step onto a national stage in his fight to see the data his body produces.

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Getting Patients to Take Charge of Their Health

Getting Patients to Take Charge of Their Health | #HITsm | Scoop.it

NY Times: Patients who are more involved in their health care are less likely to smoke, be obese or go the emergency room than those who are less engaged.

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These portions of the article stood out to me:


My colleague stood up, bracing himself. “I hate to say it, but I feel like he’s done this to himself,” he said. He said the patient seemed to ignore all medical advice and had no interest in learning about his diseases. “If he were even a little bit interested in his own care, he wouldn’t be where he is.”

Many other observers, including myself, might have jumped to the same conclusion.

It's a sad fact that so many care so little about their health.

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e-Patient Dave: How an Empowered Patient Recovered From Cancer and Found a Higher Calling

e-Patient Dave: How an Empowered Patient Recovered From Cancer and Found a Higher Calling | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Great interview with Dave deBronkart, aka "e-Patient Dave." Very insipring guy and a great speaker. I recommend viewing the embedded video to get a better idea of his message. I was lucky enough to hear him at the Mayo Ragan Social Media Conference in October.

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