Libel and Discourse in the Digital Age

Libel, like copyright, is one of the central legal frameworks for governing online activities. It sets the bounds for what can and cannot be said about people in the new media area. ┬áLike copyright law, libel law is a legal … 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 wonkblog

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

Two important dates

There are two events coming up soon that you do not want to miss. The first is not this weekend but next: The Houston Health 2.0 codeathon is happening (March 23-24 at Platform in Rice Village) The second is Health::Refactored … Continued

Walking Gallery seeks crowdfunding

I just wanted my readers to know (I do have readers… don’t I ) that Regina Holiday is hosting a crowdfunding event on medstartr It is the cheapest way I know of to get a copy of an original from … Continued

OCR refuses FOIA request

Joe Conn, one of the best Health IT reporters I know, has been denied FOIA access to breach data reported to the Office of Civil Rights. Honoring FOIA requests is a critical part of how the people ensure that the … Continued

Steve Jobs is dead. Long live Steve Jobs.

Today, Steve Jobs died. This blog post will be only one among thousands of posts devoted to his drive and his genius. Thousands will celebrate a technical legacy that almost no technologist can hope to replicate. The original Macintosh, those … Continued