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  1. Scott K. Johnson
    Scott K. Johnson December 18, 2008 at 6:25 am | | Reply

    Amy, I really enjoyed your post over at the Diabetes OC Featured Blogger page today. Good stuff!

  2. ICMCC Newspage » Blog Archive » Dossia vs. Google and Microsoft PHRs: Similar Architecture, Different Business Model

    [...] Record (PHR) systems for people dealing with the complexity of managing a chronic illness.” Article Amy Tenderich, Diabetes Mine, 18 December 2008 (Thanks to Brian [...]

  3. AMD Talk » » Dossia vs. Google and Microsoft PHRs: Similar Architecture …

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  4. Monica
    Monica December 18, 2008 at 6:42 pm | | Reply

    I am against electronic medical records until the Pre-existing condition clause is removed from US law.

    If electronic records are implemented, the medical records will be searchable because of ocr (optical character recognition). This means that if you lose insurance, are changing jobs, or are applying for individual coverage, the health insurance companies can just search through the records for pre-existing conditions (ex. “diabetes”, “pre-cancerous growths”, “food allergies”), which pulls up pages like a search for a term on google does.

    A lot of Americans would get flagged for pre-existing conditions that would of been missed through conventional searches.

    Electronic records may be efficient and helpful, but not when it involves insurance companies.

  5. whimsy2
    whimsy2 December 18, 2008 at 10:20 pm | | Reply

    I think the march toward completely computerized medical records is very dangerous. We all know computers crash. Or get hacked into. Or natural disasters occur, causing widespread electrical failure (think New Orleans).

    There should at least be some kind of backup safeguards. Like written records.

  6. Vince Kuraitis
    Vince Kuraitis December 19, 2008 at 12:32 pm | | Reply

    Amy, Great job…your targeted questions and Colin’s candid answers have put together the single best description I’ve ever read of what Dossia is really trying to accomplish.

  7. Alex
    Alex December 19, 2008 at 2:53 pm | | Reply

    Is Colin Evans really a robot of some sort? He seems to be able to spit out marketing speak in response to queries without giving any useful answers. I understand Dossia is still in development and he may not have more specific answers to give, but it’s still kind of annoying and off-putting.

  8. Lauren
    Lauren December 20, 2008 at 9:53 pm | | Reply

    I agree with Monica — until discriminating against people for “pre-existing” conditions is illegal (since that sort of discrimination is definitely immoral, unethical, and un-American), I wouldn’t want my medical records out there. I know firsthand how far the insurance companies are willing to go to save a few bucks — morals and scruples and basic regard for human life don’t remotely enter the picture.

  9. xim1970
    xim1970 December 21, 2008 at 9:40 pm | | Reply

    I have software that will analyze my meter and fill me in on anything I need. I don’t see the need to post it online for anyone. In fact, my doctor refuses to look at my readings online (I did this when I first got my Accu-Chek). I think he is right.
    * What about device connectivity? Can I download my glucose meter data to the system, for example?

    “As noted, as soon as these devices come available, Dossia will allow connections.”

    Why would I download my information to Dossia anyway? I don’t see this as beneficial to me, because I already have software on my computer that will analyze and spit out reports that I can customize. What improvement on that system are they trying to do? Even if you don’t use software, you should be tracking your BG readings on a chart (like I used to do back in 1981), and I wouldn’t want to bother transferring that information to some online software company that seems to have dubious reasons for what they are doing.

    BTW, (from “With two different plans PassportMD can fit into everyone’s schedule. First is our Independence Plan ($4.95/Month or $49.95/Year) designed for those who want to “Do It Themselves”, our second plan is the ConcierCare™ Plan($199.95/Year), this plan offers the services of a personal health concierge to each family member.”

    Why would I pay additional money over my co-pay to get this information, when I can get this info by visiting my doctor (and getting answers to my questions for free, just by calling them)?

    Great reporting Amy!
    Mike C

  10. Introducing TuAnalyze: Why Mapping Diabetes Data Matters

    [...] Members of the TuDiabetes social network contribute their data safely and anonymously via TuAnalyze, a highly secure application developed by researchers in the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program and based on the Indivo Personally Controlled Health Record. Indivo is currently in use as a personal health platform by the Children’s Hospital Boston along with the member companies of the Dossia consortium. [...]

  11. Dossia’s PHR Effort | Health 2.0 News
    Dossia’s PHR Effort | Health 2.0 News January 12, 2011 at 4:46 pm |

    [...] at Diabetes Mine, Amy Tenderich interviews Colin Evans, who is on loan from Intel’s Digital Health Group as [...]

  12. Nguyentronganh
    Nguyentronganh December 27, 2012 at 8:49 am | | Reply

    This video shows how the Mainstream Media manipulates the minds of votres in this Country. Most politicians are bought and post-free for by the corporations. Like is shown here with Mitt Romney. They didn’t want to show you his thoughts on Universial Healthcare because they want you to either vote for him or Rick Perry. Rick Perry also wrote a encouraging message about Hillary Clintons Universial Healthcare Work out. Dont believe everything you hear about these Top Level Canidates.

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