Collaborate | Activate Innovation Challenge 21st Century Braintrust

21st Century Braintrust presents a proposal for a PR campaign focused on Brain Health.

PR towards research community and also towards the public.

Promoting citizen scientists. /

Boomers are self-trackers. We are not looking to self-diagnose but to self-measure.

21st C Braintrust is about enabling apps to be able to measure Brain Health in the same way we measure physical health.

How do we normalize behavior that puts brain health to the fore. This is the opposite of tobacco cessation where the use of tobacco was de-normalized.

THe VA and the Sports Community are very interested in developments in this field.

How do we increase the scientific communities confidence in self-reported data.

21CBT is looking to establish standards that increase that level of confidence.


Partnership in patient health finalists presentations

I am at the partnership in patient health session at the Newseum.
To see 4 finalists duke it out

It is good to see a few others with walking gallery jackets 

Mark Scrimshire

….Sent from my iPhone

#Sandy response let’s help @unclenate / @healthcarewen /@faircaremd by Working together. It’s what we do.

Nate DiNiro is trying to pull together  some “digital volunteer” resources for #Sandy response; believe me that things are not completely under control.
Nate Has been working on coordinating crisis response to healthcare and long-term care since Friday. 

He could use some folks who can volunteer some time to curate resources, validate info, coordinate resources, etc… He has been working with Wen Dombrowski and Alex Fair to potentially coordinate come additional hackathons and a NYC CrisisCamp.

I am passing on Nate’s message and urging the HealthCamp community to see if we can get more volunteers…

Hey Friends,

Humanity Road is partnering with CrisisCommons to fulfill a request from Federal response agencies to collect operational status information from Hospitals and Long Term Care Facilities in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please share your contact information if you’re willing to volunteer time to support maintenance of an up-to-date list and map of Hospital and Long-Term Care facilities.

Please email if you have any questions… Thanks!

This information is being captured for the sole purpose of coordinating volunteers, it will not be used in any other way.

#Health2STAT cybersecurity raises hackles in the audience.

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.


#Health2STAT Cyber secure your medical practice – a training game on HealthIT.Gov

More from #Health2STAT in Bethesda

A presentation from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Avatar Based Security Training Game (Co-Speaker Presentation)

Will Phelps, MS, is the IT Security Specialist at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), and currently works in the Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO) where he leads several projects on mobile device security and risk management and mitigation for physician practices. He has more than 11 years of extensive experience in leading major tasks and programs for the federal government, and commercial clients. His background includes experience in leading the design, development and implementation of high-performance technology solutions. He has created and managed corporate and government-wide information technology, security, compliance, assurance and risk management programs as well as has implemented these initiatives across private and government organizations. His information security experience encompasses HIPAA, NIST, DITSCAP, FISMA, FISCAM, OMB and other federal guidance requirements for information security.


Laura Rosas serves as a Privacy and Security Professional at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO). She has broad and deep experience in healthcare, especially public health, privacy and security, health information technology, Meaningful Use, EHRs, HIE, health policy, management and patient safety. In her role with OCPO, she provides expertise on the privacy and security issues related to EHR implementation. She serves as a subject matter expert and ONC lead on the REC Community of Practice. She also leads on strategy for provider outreach, education and training on privacy and security. She has been instrumental in co-leading the development of security-focused, interactive video training games to engage healthcare practitioners and educate them on security awareness. 

Cybersecure your medical practice.

Developed a series of games to train Providers and Staff.

Information Security Awareness is a requirement of HIPAA

Teaches provides safe best practices.

The game is available on

The game looks to be fun and informative but I thought I spotted an error in one of the answers. 🙂

#Health2STAT @craigstoltz talking about a project supported by @MichelleObama and the White House

More from #Health2STAT 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,,,,, and 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. 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.