Healthcare IT reading list

My Programmable Self Behavior Change Reading list has been one of my most popular posts. I still think any Health IT expert should be well-versed in behavior change science, since so many healthcare issues boil down to behavior change problems… … Continued

EHR Vulnerability Reporting issues

For those who actually bother to read to the bottom of my bio, I was actually in Internet Security before going into Health IT. I spoke at DefCon and everything. During my career in Health IT I have had to … Continued

How to submit prior art on the Medicity Direct Patent

Recently Medicity has tried to patent the concept of a HISP. Please join me in submitting prior art to prevent this undermining of everything that the Direct Project stands for. Groklaw shows the way Here is a specific page that … Continued

Interviewed on washingtonpost.com wonkblog

I did an interview with Ezra Klein about healthcare.gov that is now up on the washington post wonkblog. There are some interesting comments there that I will probably respond to eventually… -FT

DocGraph Journal releasing new data sets

If you are near Boston, you should consider trying to make it out to Strata RX. If you live anywhere on the West Coast, its not too late to sign up for Health 2.0 The DocGraph Journal will again be … Continued

Doctors vs Data

I just wrote a post for the Strata Big Data blog about Doctors vs Data. You can always read all of my posts there by visiting my strata author page. -FT

Simpler Direct Directories

Alan Viars is making the case for simpler direct directories. He has allowed me to republish some of his ideas here!! A couple of weeks ago, I attended ONC’s Direct Bootcamp in Crystal City, VA. A hot topic at the two-day conference … Continued

Novice EHR Development is now unethical

The original Hipoocratic Oath states: I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this work. One modern version reads: I will not be ashamed to say … Continued

Direct should be in NPPES

For those wondering, the Direct Project is a secure email protocol based on SMTP/S-MIME for doctor-doctor and doctor-patient secure communication. It is all-but-required in Meaningful Use version 2 and it is intended to replace the fax machine for the transfer … Continued