On Patents…

Often I get phone calls, emails or other correspondence that begins. “We have this great patent pending idea and we want to use open source”. Hopefully I will take some time and write more about why software patents are a particular problem with medical software, but for now I am satisfied to link to a […]

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Health IT (HIT) in Houston

Houston has the largest medical center in the world. I am starting a new networking group in Houston called HIT in Houston I plan to discuss current events, and Health IT trends as they apply to Houston, T.X. Soon I hope to begin holding monthly meetings through meetup.com and I already have a Linked In […]

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HealthVault Response: Lucid comments from Fred Fortin

The World Healthcare Blog recently had a post that quoted a portion of a post from my HealthVault series. In the post, titled, What Will Patients Expect in the Completeness of Their Electronic Medical Records? Fred Fortin extends upon my comments about the complexity of patient privacy with some lucid questions about the implications of […]

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HealthVault: Medically, Legally, and Politically Savvy but Technically Uninformed.

Dr. Deborah Peel has endorsed Microsoft’s HealthVault PHR. From the Patient Privacy Rights press release: PatientPrivacyRights.Org founder, Dr. Deborah C. Peel, will stand with Microsoft in Washington, D.C today at a press conference to announce the launch of HealthVault. Is Dr Peel qualified to make this recommendation? Please take a look at Dr. Deborah Peel’s […]

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HealthVault: What to do if Microsoft does nothing

Somehow I doubt that Microsoft will respond to my criticisms. This is what the Free and Open Source community needs to attempt if Microsoft refused to budge. We need to write a tool, using the Microsoft HealthVault API to export the data from HealthVault. Preferably this should export to a standard format, but comma delimited […]

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