This story appears this month in various editions of MDNG: “E-patients: What You Need to Know and How You Can Help Them.” Yes, I did interview Dave deBronkart, among others.
I’m on my way home from the AMIA annual conference, which actually doesn’t end until tomorrow. I’ve got just a couple of short items to share. First of all, I was not the only person to notice that ONC’s Chuck Friedman was wearing a tie with elephants on it. He said it’s from Thailand, a place that actually has elephants, and in no way is meant to be a political statement. In fact, he said he had to get ethics clearance from HHS to wear it to work.
Also, I heard legendary medical informaticist Clem McDonald ask a session moderator if recorded sessions would be available for purchase on DVD. Someone like Clem McDonald shouldn’t have to pay for that. Just saying.
I’ve submitted a post to Health Wonk Review for the first time in a while, and my submission on why healthcare should give patients financial incentives to provide data, did make the cut. It better have. It was one of my best posts in months, if not all year.
This edition of Health Wonk Review is hosted by Heather Kelley at the Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) Blog. Enjoy.
And thanks to all the veterans of the U.S. military.
For years, Carestream Health and its predecessor, the healthcare division of Eastman Kodak, has held a rather pricey bash at the Field Museum in Chicago during the annual Radiological Society of North America conference. That tradition has come to an end.
An e-mail from a Carestream publicist explains: “Given the revised Code of Ethics issued by the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA)—which our company adheres to—we will not be hosting this social event as the MITA guidelines prohibit such engagements with healthcare professionals…which made up the bulk of our guest list.”
And hey, it’s always good to save some money during an economic slump.