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SPM’s comment letters for Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations: CMS and ONC

You too can submit your opinion on the official public comment site. They even allow uploading attachments. As I just told a friend on Facebook: “How often, before this administration, did Washington make it truly easy for anyone to tell their story, from home? This administration is really open to this, and I have it […]

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General, News, Policy

Participatory Medicine Society Urges Quick Patient Access to Medical Information

“Nothing About Me Without Me” is Key Principle, Group Says BOSTON — May 5, 2012 — The Society for Participatory Medicine, a group representing both clinicians and patients, urged key federal agencies to revise their proposed rules on electronic health records, saying that patients should have immediate access to medical information as soon as it […]

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News, Policy

Nov 14: Files Comments Supporting HIPAA and CLIA Changes Giving Patients Access to Lab Results

The federal government issued proposed regulations that would make all lab results subject to the basic rule that all patient records should be provided to the patient upon request. See the post on e-patients.net explaining the proposed rule on access to lab results and its background. Following discussion in the comments to the blog post […]

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News, Policy

Public Policy Comment period is open for draft rule allowing patient access to lab results – Volunteer(s) needed

Last week, the federales published a draft rule that would remove the lab-result-specific ban on delivering results directly to the patient (this applies to freestanding labs only – hospital lab results, for example are already covered by HIPAA patient access requirements).  See: Federal Register | CLIA Program and HIPAA Privacy Rule; Patients’ Access to Test […]

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News, Policy

Public Policy Federal Health IT Strategic Plan Update

In recent days I’ve noticed some discussion on the listserv about whether and to what extent Health IT should be of concern to e-patients.  I’d like to update the group on one initiative in that domain. In March, The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan was released in draft form – See: ONC Seeks Comment on […]

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Awareness & Outreach, General, News, Policy

Webinar on engaging patients and invitation to join tweetchat and “book club” discussion on listserv

PwC is sponsoring a free webinar put on by the eHealth Initiative which should be of interest: Engaging Patients in Meaningful Use (with a focus on PHR use) April 19, 2011 3:00-4:30 pm ET More on the webinar and registration link below. The folks on the webinar were featured in a PwC report that also […]

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News, Policy

Policy Updates

Recent Policy Statements from the Society The Society for Participatory Medicine’s Response to the PCAST Recommendations Jan 19, 2011 The Society’s Submission to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (PDF) Nov 21, 2010 Re: Medicare Program; Request for Information Regarding Accountable Care Organizations and the Medicare Shared Saving Program

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