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by John Moore | October 04, 2008

Let your Voice be Heard – CCHIT Town Hall

Earlier this week, we put up a post regarding the released of Draft Certification Criteria for PHRs.  This draft was put together by the CCHIT PHR working group. Received an email from CCHIT late Friday asking if we would be kind enough to alert readers that on October 10th, CCHIT ...

by John Moore | October 03, 2008

The Revolution is Over

The New York Times reported yesterday that Revolution Health Network is expected to announce sometime today that they will merge with Everyday Health. Looks like a pretty lame marriage, but probably the best that Steve Case's holding company, Revolution LLC, could get for this online property as it is an ...

by John Moore | October 01, 2008

Finally, Dossia Goes Live

In what seems like ages since the first announcement of the formation of Dossia, the third platform play for personal health information (the other two being Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault), Dossia has moved from a an extremely limited pilot of ~20 Wal-Mart employees (guinea pigs) to now become a ...

by John Moore |

Free: iPHR Market Report – Executive Summary

In late May, Chilmark Research published a comprehensive report on the PHR market, iPHR Report Analysis & Trends of Internet-based Personal Health Records Market. This was, and remains, the most comprehensive report on the PHR market since the recent entrance of the massive consumer-focused vendors, Google and Microsoft. This 100+ ...

by John Moore | September 30, 2008

CCHIT PHR Draft Released for Comment

Yesterday, the CCHIT released the draft (warning PDF) for PHR certification for public comment.  I have never been a fan of this effort by CCHIT as the PHR market is simply too immature for any prescriptive certification process.  Honestly, I'm not so sure CCHIT certification of EMR is of any ...

by John Moore | September 29, 2008

HealthVault Surges, Google Flounders

Late last week I received a note from Sean Nolan, Chief Architect for Microsoft's HealthVault. While Sean and I certainly share a passion for the home town team, the Red Sox, he was not writing to share the joy of seeing the Red Sox capture a play-off berth. No, Sean ...

by John Moore | September 26, 2008

EmTech Session on EMRs

If you have read previous posts this week, you know that I was attending MIT's EmTech conference. Event is a focused on technology and innovation of all stripes bringing together some pretty big names to discuss where we are today and where we are headed. For the first day, I ...

by John Moore | September 25, 2008

EmTech: Personal Genomics

Reporting Live: Attending this afternoon's session titled Personal Genomics. Looks like a good line-up/panel: Linda Avey (23andMe), George Church (Harvard Med), David Hunter (Harvard School of Public Health, and Michele Cargill (Navigenics). Linda is lead off speaker: The pace of genetics research is actually quite slow as there are simply ...

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EmTech: Keynote, Microsoft’s Craig Mundie

Highlights of this morning's keynote by Craig Mundie, Chief Strategy Officer at Microsoft. Computers will be more pervasive and work in the context of what an individual is doing - think GPS and restaurant search ala iPhone. More broadly, and in a healthcare context, think real-time diabetes monitoring, coupled to ...

by John Moore | September 24, 2008

Innovation Principles: What Might Healthcare Sector Learn from Others

I'm here today at my alma mater, MIT to attend Technology Review's annual conference, EmTech (short for emerging technologies). And why am I attending an event that appears to have little relevance to healthcare? Well, there is one session this afternoon addressing EMRs and another tomorrow on personalized medicine, but ...

by John Moore | September 22, 2008

Academics and PHRs: RWJ’s Project HealthDesign Rolls Out the Carpet

Last week, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ) hosted a one day event in Washington DC. Purpose of the event was to showcase the nine PHR-type solutions that have been developed under the multi-year, $5M Project HealthDesign (PHD) umbrella. Seven projects were funded at academic institutions the other two, beltway ...

by John Moore | September 19, 2008

PHR Certification Looking for Input

Now, I am no fan of the whole CCHIT initiative to develop a certification process for PHRs as this market is far too immature.  But continue on they do and whether I like it or not matters little for the simple fact that a gargantuan organization representing millions, (hint their ...

by John Moore | September 18, 2008

Getting the Word Out, FDA Partners with Medem

As we all know, the FDA is responsible for safe-guarding public health, from salmonella outbreaks to overseeing drug development/clinical trials leading to market introduction of new drugs based on efficacy and risk. Another critical function of the FDA is to keep the population informed of any unforeseen risks with a ...

by John Moore | September 16, 2008

Hmmm, a Healthcare Innovation Exchange by the Feds?

While at the AHRQ conference last week I sat in on a Town Meeting style discussion wherein the AHRQ was looking for feedback and suggestions on their newly released Healthcare Innovations Exchange.  A novel idea, this Exchange is intended to bring visibility to numerous "innovations" that have been put into ...

by John Moore | September 15, 2008

WebMD Targets Marketing with QualityHealth Acquisition

Anyone who has listened to a recent WebMD quarterly results webcast clearly understands where WebMD sees growth. Not too surprisingly, it is not PHRs via customized portal solutions for payers and employers, despite them having over 250 clients including such household names as EMC, IBM, WellPoint and numerous BCBS plans. ...

by John Moore | September 12, 2008

PHRs Need to be More than Data Stores

There are seemingly countless PHRs in the market with an extremely wide range of capabilities. However, even in the PHR market, the 80/20 rule applies. In this case, 80% of the PHRs are simply data repositories, a place where the consumer enters the usual information such as demographic profile, meds, ...

by John Moore | September 11, 2008

Everyday a Revolution Health or How 1+1=1.5

The Washington Post had a brief article yesterday of a rumor that local Health 2.0 darling, Revolution Health is in merger talks with Everyday Health. Based upon my cursory review of Everyday Health and knowledge of Revolution Health, these two look like a carbon copy of one another - lots ...

by John Moore | September 09, 2008

Price War Coming to DTC Genetic Testing Market

In today's NYTimes business section there is a brief article reporting that direct to consumer (DTC) genetic testing start-up 23andMe is slashing the price of conducting a test by a whopping 60% (from $999 to $399). The cost to do such tests is continuing to drop as the technoloy matures, ...

by John Moore |

AHRQ Event Notes – Is this Deja vu

Last year, I attended one of my first healthcare conferences, that sponsored by the federal agency, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). While I had mixed feelings about that inaugural event (at least inaugural for me), I returned this year to see what progress has been made on the ...

by John Moore | September 05, 2008

Follow-up on PHRs for Disadvantaged

A recent post on the potential of PHRs to serve the disadvantaged has generated a few comments, including one which asked if there were any published reports on the topic. One of the leading PHRs for serving this population subset is MiVIA. I contacted the CEO and founder, Cynthia Solomon ...

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