Monday, October 06, 2014

An exciting few weeks coming up including – #HCBOS, #TheSummit, #BlueButton

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

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 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 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 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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