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 from the Health 2.0 conference series. That happens on May 13-14 in Mountain View, CA. […]

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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 government is not abusing its power. That might sound paranoid, but blanket rejections like this […]

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WorldVista Meaningful Use Certified

Not sure why this was not formally annouced, but I was just doing some last minute fact-checking on my new health IT book, and I discovered that WorldVista EHR is a meaningful use certified product. This is quite an accomplishment, and I am somewhat surprised that WorldVistA has not had an announcement about this. This […]

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Meaningful Use book

The first chapters of Getting to Meaningful Use are available online for public comment. I am often surprised to meet people at conferences who say “I read your blog”. I mean, I know you read… because I have server logs to prove it…. but actually meeting someone kind of blows my mind. So if you […]

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Announcing Open Glaze

Hi, I am here at the first ever Quantified Self Conference and I am announcing a new Open Source Game Layer project called Open Glaze. Here are the basics of my Game Layer philosophy that are influencing my work on Open Glaze. This is not one monolithic system. Its a Unix software development philosophy. It […]

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