RPMS is certified

RPMS, the VistA cousin run by the Indian Health Services has received ambulatory and inpatient meaningful use certification. RPMS is substantially available under FOIA, (there are some proprietary components required to emulate the certified stack, I believe) and is the first Open Source stack that I know of to be certified as both inpatient and […]

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Correcting Information Asymmetry for patients

Consumer reports is invaluable tool for the purchase of almost anything. Anytime I am considering a major purchase like a car, or perhaps expensive electronics, I always by temporary access to consumerreports.org. While the Consumer Reports magazine can be interesting to browse, the website is even more valuable. You can access any recent product review […]

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Health Internet

For whatever reason people simply do not get what the NHIN is and what its implications are. This feels like a repeat of what happened to me more than a year ago. The NHIN (which has been rebranded the “Nationwide Health Information Network” or NWHIN from “National Health Information Network” in response to these silly […]

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MirrorMed, Medical Manager and mm2mm

So originally MirrorMed was a fork of ClearHealth. It was done to satisfy my need to get certain features done… but now ClearHealth has moved far past it… the usefulness of the “fork” part of this has diminished to nothing. Still there were a few useful things in MirrorMed that have not been replicated in […]

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betting on quantified self

So I lost the Health Developer challenge to ringful. But they had a pretty good app, so there is no shame in that. More importantly, I think I really made people think. Steven Downs of project health design, said this about toeleven.org: However, instead of using Google Health or HealthVault as a platform, Fred used […]

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