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Meet 43 Smart People Who Plan To Make Government Work Better

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | June 25, 2013

The second round of Presidential innovation fellows will include a NASA veteran, a University of Massachusetts professor who builds software tutoring systems and a former operations manager for Ushahidi... Read More »

Amazon hires openFDA trailblazer Kass-Hout for healthcare project: report

Nick Paul Taylor | FierceBiotech | March 19, 2018

Amazon has hired former FDA chief health informatics officer Taha Kass-Hout, M.D., CNBC reports. Kass-Hout led the groundbreaking openFDA initiative and rehabilitated the reputation of the FDA’s IT department during his three years at the agency. Details of what Kass-Hout will do at Amazon are scarce....during his time at the FDA, Kass-Hout lead the precisionFDA program that established a collaborative, open approach to genomic testing references. Across the initiatives, Kass-Hout deployed approaches that were established in tech circles but alien to the FDA prior to his arrival. Open-source projects that embraced the cloud, shared their code on GitHub and invited programmers to hackathons became commonplace.

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Blue Button Challenge Winners Offer Some Clues To Future Of Personal Health Record Access

Stephanie Baum | MedCity News | September 17, 2013

Combining patient data from multiple providers and personal records that can be accessed by emergency staff when users are unconscious were among the winners of the Blue Button Plus challenge. The innovation competition held by the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT is part of a drive to help consumers gain online access to their health records. Read More »

California HIE Taps iBlueButton

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | October 23, 2013

Humetrix, a provider of consumer-centric mobile healthcare applications, and the developer of the iBlueButton app, announced Tuesday that the State of California Office of Health Information Integrity (OHII) has chosen iBlueButton to participate in its upcoming Health Information Exchange (HIE) pilot. Read More »

Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition Program Announces Finalists Humetrix iBlueButton App Recognized

Press Release | Humetrix, FierceMarkets | December 5, 2013

Humetrix, a leading provider of consumer healthcare apps, announced today that its iBlueButton app has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition. Humetrix’s iBlueButton app was recognized as a finalist in the EHR category of the awards program from the publisher of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare. Read More »

Hackathon to Focus on Open Source Biometric System for mHealth in Poor Countries

Press Release | Redgate Software, SimPrints | October 26, 2015

A team from Redgate Software, the Cambridge UK based company behind the world’s leading SQL Server and .NET development tools, is devoting a week to work on the code for an open source biometric fingerprint system that will improve the lives of the poor in the developing world. The system is used by SimPrints, a non profit tech company working with the Gates Foundation and charities like Médecins Sans Frontières to design a low cost biometric scanner that can be deployed in the field. With the scanner, a health worker can swipe a patient’s fingerprint to find and view the correct health records on a mobile device, either online or offline.

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Harnessing New Technologies To Tackle An Old Disease

Dr. Yanis Ben Amor and Sarah Snidal | Huffington Post | March 23, 2013

Though more than 3,500 people worldwide died of tuberculosis (TB) today, you won't see it reported in headlines of any major American newspaper. Neither will you see that March 24 is World TB Day simply because for many Americans it is a disease that doesn't hit home, but this could quickly change. Read More »

Hawaii HIE Supporting A Diverse Health IT Ecosystem

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 19, 2012

Hawaii was one of the last states in the U.S. to adopt Direct secure messaging services, said Christine Sakuda, executive director of the Hawaii Health Information Exchange, but in the past few years, providers and physicians on the state’s seven islands have embraced electronic health record systems, through a mix of public and payer incentives. Read More »

HL7 Developing New Health Care Messaging Standard

Brian T. Horowitz | eWeek | May 20, 2013

A new HL7 standard, called Fast Health Interoperable Resources (FHIR), could allow clinical research organizations to extract data from patients' records. Read More »

Humetrix Launches Cross-Platform iBlueButton® Mobile Apps Enabling Patient-Physician Exchange Of Health Records Between Apple And Android Devices

Press Release | Humetrix | February 21, 2013

Humetrix today introduced cross-platform capability for its award-winning iBlueButton® apps, enabling consumers and physicians for the first time to securely exchange health records and other clinical information at the point of care, regardless of whether they use an iPhone®, iPad® or Android smartphone. Read More »

Humetrix To Present iBlueButton® Mobile Health Information Exchange Apps For Use In United Kingdom

Press Release | Humetrix | March 14, 2013

Humetrix has been invited by the National Health Service (NHS) to present a UK version of its award-winning iBlueButton® mobile platform at the NHS Innovation Expo 2013 in London, Europe’s most exciting healthcare innovation event... Read More »

IBM Enlists Watson Ahead Of Pentagon Health Solictation

Kathleen Miller | Bloomberg | April 24, 2014

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) will add technology from its Watson supercomputer, known for beating humans on “Jeopardy!,” to its federal health unit before the Pentagon seeks bids on a $11 billion health-records project.  

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MMRGlobal Awarded Online PHR Patent, Broadening Scope Of Its Health IT Suite

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | November 6, 2012

MMRGlobal has secured a U.S. patent for its online personal health record (PHR) system, adding to the Los Angeles-based tech firm’s health IT patent portfolio. Read More »

Monopolies On Medical Knowledge And Information Are Unethical

Dave Chase | Forbes | September 1, 2016

First, let’s acknowledge what we’re not talking about: holding onto knowledge derived from an organization’s years of hard work and learning to outperform the competition. Let’s all agree that protecting one’s secret sauce is critical to compete fiercely and win in the open market...The thing is that sharing information related to patient care is an inherent responsibility if you’re in healthcare–it runs parallel to accepting the Hippocratic Oath. But sharing alone isn’t enough; the responsibility extends to delivering consumable, usable information universally to the point of care. Ask anyone who has ever received a 1,900-page CCDA on a patient. It may very well be compliant, but it’s also absolutely useless.

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Mostashari Experiences Blue Button In Action

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | December 11, 2012

Most everyone in health IT circles has heard about the Blue Button feature to download personal health information. But as Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the national health IT coordinator, found out, you’ve got to see it to appreciate it. Read More »