Google Health: influential, controversial and gone.

Google Health is no more. Thats a shame, because I am writing a book on Health IT for O’Reilly and before this announcement, my rough draft featured Google Health extensively. I guess this is better, though, than having Google Health … Continued

Google Health is dead, HealthVault Indivo win

Recently, Google announce that the Google Health PHR will be retiring. I posted the announcement to the Society for Participatory Medicine mailing list, and there has been alot of discussion about this, there. There are several issues that lots of … Continued

Claims data in PHRs

Today the Boston Globe has published an article about Dave deBronkart’s problem with claim data in his Google Health PHR. I think it is awesome that the main stream press is picking up on the problem of using billing data … Continued

Trust but Verify and Trust but Fork

I have enjoyed participating in the National Dialogue about Health IT. One of the challenges put forward to my suggestion that decision makers should insist on FOSS in Health IT, was the following comment:  in terms of privacy, there’s nothing … Continued

The coming problem with the ASP-lock

Here is an interesting post about a person who was locked out of their google account. Apparently, this person lost access to: Google Docs Gmail Family photos in Picasa If you read the updated post, you will find that he … Continued

Defining terms

NAHIT has released its definitions. In summary: An EMR is a record for the doctor. An EHR is a record for the doctors. (with data ready to move) A PHR is a record for the patient. A HIE is the … Continued