The Cyber Security game from the ONC raised some hackels in the audience when it indicated that the right answer to a patient request to copy their patient records on to a USB they provided was the WRONG answer. Instead the recommendation is for the practice to provide the data on a USB drive they provide.This seems bizarre. What is driving that line of thought. If you follow this to the logical conclusion then BlueButton data should be encrypted and shouldn’t be able to be requested by the patient and returned in real time. May be the driver of this decision was to prevent trojan horse or malware being introduced to the practice. But if this is not the issue then this seems to be a crazy road block that does not enhance data security from the patient perspective. Copying the data to a patient’s USB drive has to be more secure than printing the record and paper and handing to the patient. Thoughts?
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More from #Health2STATStopbullying.gov Stopbullying.gov was launched in March 2011 at the White House Council on Bullying Prevention, as the result of a high-level administration initiative involving both the President and First Lady. A partnership between HHS and the Department of Education, it was originally conceived as a one-stop-shop for information about bullying in schools and communities. After feedback to the launch showed a desire for more practical information, it was re-launched in April 2012 with a more practical, how-to-handle-bullying focus. In September it gained a blog and an upgraded kids section featuring games and videos. The site receives about 250,000 visits per month. Its Facebook page has been liked over 40,000 times and its Twitter feed has over 17,000 followers.
Craig Stoltz is the Content Team Leader for the Web Communications Division at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this position, he leads the team of content managers that produce such sites as healthcare.gov, flu.gov, vaccines.gov, foodsafety.gov, stopmedicarefraud.gov, and stopbullying.gov. Each of these sites combines resources from across HHS and in some cases across the federal government, creating communication and coordination challenges among traditionally siloed organizations. He also leads the Division???s plain language efforts. StopBullying.gov pull information from various government sources to provide all resources from across Government that addresses Bullying. Content is targeted towards Parents and Teachers. They found that there weren’t many resources around Cyber-Bullying. This was added. These resources address: – What is bullying
– Who is at risk
– How to prevent bullying “Be more than a bystander” is one area of the site that is targeted to kids. Advices kids how they can help. Some great Multimedia resources – uses YouTube and other resources.
More from #Health2STATThink Global, Act Mobile: How mobile technologies are helping to change the face of global public health There is a growing body of evidence that demonstrates the potential of mobile communications to drastically improve healthcare services, even in some of the most remote and poverty-stricken locations worldwide. In many parts of the world, epidemics, natural disasters, and a shortage of healthcare workers continue to present challenges; however, over the last decade, the explosive growth of mobile communications offers a new hope for the promotion of quality healthcare. This presentation will focus on how mobile technologies have helped impact health awareness, outcomes, and behavior change in the developing world. Alison Pilsner, MPH, CPH, CHES is a Health Strategist at Infield Health with a diverse background of experiences using emerging technologies, social media, and mobile solutions as a way to improve reach and engagement of public health interventions and campaigns. A recent Boulder, CO, transplant from Washington, DC, Alison is primarily responsible for matching Infield products to the needs of health institutions. Alison was inspired to pursue a career in public health with a goal of developing products and better models of prevention to empower everyone to take control of their health. Her recent experience includes serving as the eHealth Ambassador for the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Smokefree.gov suite of projects where she consulted on the use of emerging technologies and mobile solutions. Fluent in Spanish, Alison serves as an affiliate faculty member for the Misi??n de Amistad global healthcare mission in Central/South America several times a year. In addition, Alison sits on the Advisory Board for My Bridge 4 Life???. Alison completed a Cancer Research Training Award Fellowship at the NCI in Health communication and Informatics and a LEND Fellowship in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at the University of Pittsburgh. Alison holds both an MPH and BS from the University of Pittsburgh, is CHES certified, and was a member of the charter class to receive the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential in 2008. Mobile Technology is reshaping the developing world. Mobile reach further in to developing countries than any other technology. There are now 1B smartphones world wide. That’s 15% of the world population. Here are some examples: SMS for Life Reduced clinics running out of meds from 90% to 6% during a pilot program. Tanzania is now deploying to 5,000 health facilities. IBM and Vodafone piloted this. SMS For Life prompts health staff to check their supplies of anti-malaria medications on a weekly basis. ChildCount – improves child health in Kenya. Measurements transmission times were reduced from 2-3 months to 2-3 minutes. 64,800 times faster than paper-based systems. CommCareHQ. India national rural health mission. Trained 3/4M health activists and educates then via phone.
More from #Health2STAThttp://www.meetup.com/DC-MD-VA-Health-2-0/events/45832242/ Facebook Hospital Patient Support Groups Michelle Murray will discuss the University of Maryland Medical Center???s (UMMC) Facebook Patient Support groups which were launched in March 2011. She???ll discuss what they offer to UMMC patients ??? a chance to interact with each other and offer support in a private group environment ??? how these groups have grown considerably since the launch date, and how the groups are managed. Michelle Murray serves as the Assistant Web Site Editor for the University of Maryland Medical Center???s award-winning umm.edu site. In addition to managing and developing content for the site, Michelle also manages the Medical Center???s Facebook page, which has added more than 18,000 fans under her leadership. In addition, Michelle also manages two Facebook pages for the Songwriter???s Association of Washington and hosts and produces ???The Open Stage,??? an online radio show on BlogTalk Radio. These were an outgrowth of real life groups. – Liver Transplant
– Trauma Survivors Wanted to expand the reach of patient support services. These groups help answer questions like: – Does this happen to anyone else
– Provide encouragement and advice Groups are easy to create and manage. Reaches people where they are.
Overcomes the challenges of long commutes. Things to do: – Monitor daily
– Respond to questions and concerns Facebook.com/medcenter
This evening I am at #Health2STAT at the Barking Dog in Bethesda. This should be another lively evening. We have a series of rapid fire 5 minute presentations.