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

ePatient HIMSS 2012 Badge

Hi, I am happy to announce with psuedo-permission from the Society for Participatory Medicine (by which I mean that they have not asked me not to do this) a Twitter badge for HIMSS 2012. There are a handful of the … Continued

Securing health applications with CACert.org

Still trying to recover from the conference last weekend. OpenEMR was out in force at the conference and we had some interesting discussions about the best way to make php applications more secure. The following code is in php but … Continued

ICW and Open eHealth at HIMSS 09

At this years HIMSS the Connect project kind of stole the spotlight. However, I think it is also important to remember the work of the Open eHealth Foundation which has been steadily progressing since it was announced a HIMSS 08. … Continued

MOSS Misys Open Source Solutions

MOSS (Misys Open Source Solutions) has come into it’s own as a force both within FOSS and within it’s chosen domain of interoperability. MOSS is led by Tim Elwell and Alesha Adamson, they could often be found at the interoperability … Continued

HIMSS09 day 2: Kolonder on Health IT

Dr. Robert Kolodner is not only the outgoing National Coordinator but a card carrying member of the underground railroad. He is a founding father of VA VistA. He intimately understands what VistA is and where it came from and the … Continued

Should CCHIT survive?

The incomparable Joseph Conn has an article up about the potential fate of CCHIT under the Obama administration. I do not believe that it should be refunded under its current form. For several reasons. First, CCHIT favours proprietary EHR business … Continued

HIMSS a lobby for proprietary Health IT vendors

Today, I recieved a letter in my mailbox regarding HIMSS take on the recent legislation proposed by Stark. HIMSS Stephen Lieber and Charles E. Christian, president and chairman of HIMSS respectively, write: ¬†However, HIMSS believes the legislation has negative consequences, … Continued

Dr. Janice Honeyman-Buck at HIMSS 08

For those that do not know, I am blogging HIMSS 08 for LinuxMedNews. I will be posting on anything that is relevant to FOSS that happens here. I did not have to wait long. One of the first talks covered … Continued