It is Halloween, it is rainy and I’m sick. Thanks to a change of season and some unnecessary stress at work I’m now sick with a cold. Hopefully it is minor and I can get back to my cheery self soon. One thing I won’t be doing is calling into any health related telephone numbers.
It appears that a true user centered identity management solution for the healthcare market is on the cusp of reality. In June Microsoft with little fan fair incorporated OpenID into the PHR HealthVault. A health care company and Microsoft recently demonstrated (or at least attempted) their joint collaboration of PHR/EMR interoperability between the electronic medical … Read More “OpenID, Microsoft and health care” »
The CEO of Aetna presented which gave some gravitas to the presentation. However he started off by bragging about how big they are. 3200 employees in information technology, fifth largest data warehouse and third largest health plan. When you sign in you can go to your PHR by member. Funny guy the president of Aetna … Read More “Health 2.0: Aetna” »
Microsoft HealthVault and another company jointly demonstrated their collaboration of exchanging a health summary from the health care company to Microsoft HealthVault. The solution requires patients create accounts at the health companies website and MS HealthVault. Once logged into the health companies site a link enabling the exchange of health information from electronic medical record … Read More “Health 2.0: Microsoft HealthVault and a health care company” »
WebMD WebMD health record enables printing and faxing records to health providers. It can track basic labs. The information can be imported by screening exam done at the work site or the reference lab. WebMD PHR has a medication list. It flags allergies. WebMD will work with employer to incorporate drug health plan benefits of … Read More “Health 2.0: WebMD” »
Today is Sunday Oct. 19 2008. I tried calling in to the appointment and advice phone bank for my wife. She has a seriously bad sore throat. The representative stated their computer system is down and they are unable to retrieve any information. They said it had been down for awhile this morning and to … Read More “When the phone bank is offline” »
Web logs are mostly about what the writers think. At least good ones in my opinion. However sometimes opinions external to the blog have an impact. I’ve been critical of the entire Web 2.0 hype and even went as far as adding a criticism section to the Wikipedia section on Web 2.0. Here is a … Read More “Web 2.0 is dead” »
Thanks to Robert McNally for pointing out an informative ComputerWorld article about companies embracing scoial networks. The most notable quote is: “companies must avoid the “Kumbaya Zone” — the place where social media is ultimately a time-waster and has little business value.” — Jonathan Yarmis The ComputerWorld article may be found here by clicking here: … Read More “Corporate use of social media” »
There is a desire at work to participate in social media. The ‘powers that be’ wish to know how the corporation can (choose verb) leverage, utilize, market, consume, advantagize [sic] the hyperbole surrounding blogs, vlogs, wikis and blikis. There has been expressed a desire to purchase property on Second Life and (choose verb) promote, market, … Read More “My Second Life” »
The video is of Alexanders first day of school. Note his rhythm. Yeah that is all talent he inherented from his farther.