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Health IT Update – 3/24/2010

1. Networking Event with Jonathan Bush – April 1, 6-8pm @ HBS, Williams Room – RSVP Required

2. Massachusett’s Governor’s National HIT Conference – Health IT: Saving Lives, Reducing Costs & Creating Jobs – April 29-30 (http://mahealthdata.org/Events?eventId=131818&EventViewMode=EventDetails)

3. ONC Releases White Paper on Consumer Consent Options for Electronic Health Information Exchange

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1. Networking Event with Jonathan Bush – April 1, 6-8pm @ HBS, Williams Room – RSVP Required

RSVP Required: hit.networking.2010@gmail.com (Include name and organization). Space is limited so reserve your spot quickly!

PHAT and the Health Underground, Boston’s new multi-disciplinary forum for graduate students interested in health IT, invite you to an evening of conversation and networking with Jonathan Bush, CEO of AthenaHealth, on April 1 at the Harvard Business School. Mr. Bush will be sharing the AthenaHealth story and his vision for the future of health IT. Light snacks and drinks provided.

Thursday, April 1, 6-8pm, Williams Room, Harvard Business School

Jonathan Bush, CEO, President and Chairman, AthenaHealth – Jonathan Bush is athenahealth’s Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman. Mr. Bush co-founded athenahealth in 1997. Prior to joining athenahealth, Mr. Bush served as an EMT for the City of New Orleans, was trained as a medic in the U.S. Army, and worked as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton. Mr. Bush obtained a Bachelor of Arts in the College of Social Studies from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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2. Massachusett’s Governor’s National HIT Conference – Health IT: Saving Lives, Reducing Costs & Creating Jobs – April 29-30 (http://mahealthdata.org/Events?eventId=131818&EventViewMode=EventDetails)

Registration for full-time students is only $150!

This is a one-of-a-kind event which will bring together state leaders such as:

  • Governors,
  • Secretaries of Health and Human Services,
  • Medicaid Commissioners,
  • HIT Coordinators, and
  • key state legislators

along with federal officials and the Massachusetts healthcare community to discuss how we can successfully implement health information technology and health information exchange.

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to hear the remarks from federal and state leaders and to meet and network with people from around the country that are addressing the challenges of HIT policy development and implementation. The program will be held at the Westin Waterfront Hotel, conveniently located near Logan Airport and downtown Boston.

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3. ONC Releases White Paper on Consumer Consent Options for Electronic Health Information Exchange

The whitepaper examines issues regarding whether, to what extent, and how individuals should have the ability to exercise control over their health information in an electronic health information exchange environment.  It looks at existing approaches and details policy options, considerations, and analysis.  This whitepaper will serve as input to, and be reviewed by, the HIT Policy Committee’s Privacy and Security Workgroup as it prepares to make recommendations related to consumer consent in an electronic health information exchange environment.  The whitepaper is the first in a series of privacy and security reports developed by George Washington University under contract with ONC.

The whitepaper can be downloaded at http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=1147&parentname=CommunityPage&parentid=32&mode=2&in_hi_userid=11113&cached=true

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Cafe Luna and living mobile in Boston

La Cafe Luna

I wanted to take this post to thank Cafe Luna and the many places like it that not only make my mobile work lifestyle possible, but also make it taste a lot better. Cafe Luna, just outside of Central Square in Cambridge, MA, is quickly becoming one of my favorites with free WI-FI, a great shot of espresso,  a suprisingly good lobster roll (right?), and even live music several times a week.

A few of my other favorites in Boston/Cambridge:

* Trident Bookseller – all types of teas, decent coffee with free refills, and a full menu with all-day breakfast (try the breakfast burrito); free WI-FI, like everything on Newbury

Natural Bean Organic Coffee – also on Newbury; hands down the best cup of drip coffee I have had in Boston; just a few tables inside and out

* Flour – in the South End; no internet, but does it really matter when they make sticky buns as good as these? I think not. Plus, only 2 blocks from Orinoco, one of my favorite lunch or dinner restaurants around.

* Pete’s Coffee in Harvard Sq – the sticky buns aren’t quite as good as they are at Flour, but I haven’t found a better, more consistent cappuccino in the city; the park outside is also nice

Other suggestions? Leave it in the comments…