Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

HealtHCa.mp/Boston #HCBOS is coming up on 11/3. Join Me and Grab a ticket: http://2.healthca.mp/1Cr5BQf

HealthCa.mp/Boston is coming up quickly. Will you be there? You can grab a ticket for this 1 day high energy event at the Microsoft New England Research and DEvelopment Center in Cambridge, MA on Monday November 3rd. Follow this link and grab a ticket: http://2.healthca.mp/1uQ3KWd

I am looking forward to dropping in on the event. I have to be in Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday for The Web Summit and my flight goes through Boston. So I have been able to arrange to drop in to HealthCa.mp/Boston from about 11am onwards. I am really excited to take part and have to thank David Harlow and Janice McCullum for their hard work in organizing this HealthCa.mp.

If you have not taken part in a HealthCa.mp this is your chance. It is an event where YOU get to decide the agenda. We will start the day with some 4×4 firestarter talks. That is 4 slides in 4 minutes. If you are doing something interesting in Healthcare grab a sponsor ticket and use the 4×4 to get your message out there. After the firestarter talks we will set the agenda for the day. You get to suggest sessions and lead discussions through out the day.

In the many HealthCamps I have taken part in I have found that the people that don’t consider themselves an expert often lead the best sessions. That seems to be because they ask questions about something that is of great interest to them. HealthCa.mp is about those discussions and discoveries that emerge from people coming at an issue from different view points and different life experiences.

So grab a ticket and come along on Monday November 3rd. It is going to be a great day!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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Monday, October 06, 2014

An exciting few weeks coming up including HealthCa.mp/Boston – #HCBOS, #TheSummit, #BlueButton

Friends, It is time for an update… The next few weeks are set to be frenetically busy for me.


HealthCa.mp/Boston is taking place on Monday November 3rd at the fabulous Microsoft NERD Campus in Cambridge, MA. If you are in the area you should sign up for a ticket here. #ScienceHack is also involved with the day long event. Get your ticket today on Eventbrite here. You can follow updates for HealthCa.mp/Boston on twitter via #hcbos.

The #ScienceHack is fascinating. It is your chance to hack DNA! Read more here.

Thanks to David Harlow and Janice McCallum for organizing HealthCa.mp/Boston.

The Summit

On November 4-6th, I will be with Medyear at The Web Summit in Dublin, Ireland. This is Europe’s premier Technology Conference and Medyear was selected as one of an elite group of startups to take part in the event.

BlueButton Plus

Medyear has made a big commitment to BlueButton Plus and Direct messaging. It is at the core of the Medyear.com platform. Every member get’s a direct email address for secure messaging of health care information. As many of you know and who have seen the Walking Gallery Jacket painted by Regina Holliday, I have been a long time proponent of BlueButton. It is a critical component in enabling consumer/patient engagement in their health by enabling the movement of health information under the patient’s control.

In the next few weeks, if everything pans out, I will be taking up a position as External Entrepreneur at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The challenge I have been asked to address is to implement BlueButton Plus on Medicare.gov. This is a big challenge. I hope I can count on my friends and fellow instigators in the patient engagement community to help me meet this challenge. Medicare and Medicaid is such a big part of the health industry this was a call to service that I am compelled to take on. It means taking a sabbatical from Medyear but it is an opportunity to deliver health information freedom to patients and consumers everywhere by making BlueButton Plus and Direct messaging pervasive in Healthcare. If you use twitter follow me for updates (@ekivemark) and tweet back to me with:
“@ekivemark Count me in to make #BlueButton Plus happen”

By pulling together as a community we can make BlueButton Plus a powerful tool for us as consumers and patients.

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Mark Scrimshire
Health & Cloud Technology Consultant

Mark is available for challenging assignments at the intersection of Health and Technology using Big Data, Mobile and Cloud Technologies. If you need help to move, or create, your health applications in the cloud let’s talk.
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Disclosure: I began as a Patient Engagement Advisor and am now CTO to Personiform, Inc. and their Medyear.com platform. Medyear is a powerful free tool that helps you collect, organize and securely share health information, however you want. Manage your own health records today. Medyear: Less hassle. Better care.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

It was great to see the #orioles win the AL East at #birdland on Tuesday

Mark Scrimshire
Health and Cloud Technologist
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Monday, September 15, 2014

#NHITWeek Supporting Provider Readiness for #MU2 Patient Engagement Measures

  1. Digital Divide Tech Access
  2. Workflow Integration
  3. Consumer Demand
  4. Tech Issues
  5. Privacy/Security

Experience from The VA

“Its all about what is in the box”
“What you say and how you say it”

You have to understand what is in it for them “VDT – View Download Transmit – shorthand for Meaningful Use Stage 2 measures”

Focus on what people need.

People want to be able to communicate with their provider
They want results of their tests
They want to get at their notes
They want transactions like refill prescriptions.

Usage = Value

Every person on the team plays a role. eg. Is the url on the prescription refills

Front Office staff love secure email. It saves phone time.

Patients love it. It improves self care. Patients are better prepared for appointments. Patients reading notes are not bombarding physicians with follow up questions.

This is also reinforced by Kaiser Permanente releasing tens of thousands’ of notes to patients.

What goes on the Portal

Give context for patients. Numbers alone don’t work.
Automate what you can.


Patient Portal was implemented based upon traffic.
- Ambulatory,
- ER
- Out-patient (for pre-surgical questionnaire.)

Secure patient messaging is successful.

Need to implement lab result release
- Offer hispanic language support.


Providers want to avoid multiple PHRs.
Untethered PHRs help offer better experience for patients and also benefit all providers that are connected to a patient.

Secure Messaging – big confusion between secure messaging and the Transmit component of VDT.

Voting on top issues:

  1. Technology – Capturing and reporting of un-reported patient generated data 2. Consumer Demand – 1 Place to get data not multiple portals.

Customers are confused when the same patient portal in different organizations can’t hold their information.

The direction is towards untethered PHRs. Let the Patient data move between organizations. It will reduce the data input at each organization.

Will there be a standard for releasing imaging data and comments.

Even the VA provides the report but not the image (in three business days).

Increasing Reach:

VA is building in Proxy capabilities
Point of Service kiosks – increasing the range of services through these kiosks. Back to basics – working with UK NHS to use Texting (FLO) Algorithmic texting

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