Archive for November, 2010
November 30, 2010
In Wired magazine this month, Clive Thompson talks about his own experience in developing a mobile app. Coding for the Masses is the new reality. In a way, many in the Web 2.0 world have been doing coding by creating blogs, wikis, communities such as Ning, with little or no technical training. Now tools for mobile apps allow for building tools for the handheld devices. He notes Scratch to Google’s App Inventor as the enablers of this new reality.
Related is the book Program or Be Programmed by Douglas Rushkoff. The same concept of empowerment comes through. More once I read the book. Implications for healthcare? Obvious – epatients going beyond advocacy to become app developers. Physicians and nurses developing apps for their own use or for their patients. Check out this post about creating a journal club with Google Reader and Facebook. Not mobile yet but maybe for the iPad?
Check out the HIMSS HIT X.O conference track which include HIT Geeks Got Talent? contest – live programming. I was on the planning committee for this innovative program track.
Also, from Wired magazine check out the redesign of medical test reports.Share this:
November 8, 2010
The article I coauthored in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Development and Validation of an Electronic Health Record–Based Chronic Kidney Disease Registry, received a nice press release from the American Society of Nephrology which was picked up by both medical and health IT news sources:
- Medscape: CKD Registry Could Help Physicians Improve Patient Care
- Healthcare IT News: EHR-based registry could transform chronic kidney disease care
- Healthcare Informatics: ??????Study: Kidney Disease Registry Could Help Patient Care
- Science Centric: Health registry could transform chronic kidney disease care
- Drugs-Expert: Chronic Kidney Disease Care Could be Transformed by Health Registry
I think that this registry is a model for others which utilize EMR data to study disease and potentially transform care.Share this:
November 4, 2010
One of the advantages of having a personal blog is not only expressing one’s opinions but also promoting accomplishments. I have been fortunate to have three in recent months:
- coauthorship on a major article on a disease registry from EMR data - Development and Validation of an Electronic Health Record–Based Chronic Kidney Disease Registry, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Nov. 2010. Press Release:Health Registry Could Transform Chronic Kidney Disease Care
- named in an NIH grant: Refinement and Enhancement of a Web-Based Risk Calculator Deployment System
- named a Fellow in the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Also, I became a fellow in the Group for Information Resources of the American Association of Medical Colleges this summer and reviewed a grant for a Dutch organization. Great opportunities and challenges keep coming. A great year.Share this:
November 2, 2010
This week I attended the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit and contributed to the live tweeting of the event. There was substantial discussion of devices in the pipeline and drugs for diabetes but a less optimistic outlook on drugs for obesity with some being shut down by the FDA. The most scientific yet controversial presenter was JefferyFriedman, who referred to his 2009 Newsweek article on “The Real Cause of Obesity” as a summary of his position that most of obesity is genetically determined. Many referred to the recent prediction posted by the CDC that the current incidence of diabetes being around 10% of the population with the potential of growing to 20 – 30% by 2050.
At the end of day two, the annual announcement of Top 10 Innovations. The final day will include health IT interventions for obesity and diabetes.Share this: