Tag Archives: David Kibbe

Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

New NRC Report Finds “Health Care IT Chasm,” Seeks New Course Toward Quality Improvement and Cost Savings

Like the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) 2001 counterpart report, “Crossing the Quality Chasm,” a new report from the National Research Council of the National Academies is complex, full of new ideas assembled from multiple disciplines, and is likely to have … Continue reading

Let’s Reboot America’s HIT Conversation Part 1: Putting EHRs in Context

On December 19th, we published an Open Letter to the Obama Health Team, cautioning the incoming Administration against limiting its Health Information Technology (IT) investments to Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Instead, we recommended that their health IT plan be rethought … Continue reading

Let’s Reboot America’s Health IT Conversation Part 2: Beyond EHRs

Yesterday we tried to put EHRs into perspective. They’re important, and we can’t effectively move health care forward without them. But they’re only one of many important health IT functions. EHRs and health IT alone won’t fix health care. So … Continue reading

Health 2.0 Road Trip Vroom! Vroom!

This country is simply meant to be seen from a motorcycle. It’s big, it’s wide open, and all sorts of Health 2.0 activity is happening. Unless, of course, you’re in downtown New York City, where you’d have to be crazy … Continue reading

Health 2.0 Community Present and Vocal as Markle Foundation Policy Meeting Discusses “Consumer Access Practices for Networked Health Information” by David Kibbe

This meeting held by the Markle Foundation near San Diego  over two days  last week may turn out to be the most important health information and technology policy meeting of the past 5 years.  So I’ll try to choose my … Continue reading

Health 2.0, Computable Data Exchange, and The Sparse Information Model, by David C. Kibbe, MD MBA

One of the processes that Health 2.0 will certainly come to depend upon for its growth and utility is that of computable data exchange.  What I mean is this:  how do we help our customers/users get their basic health information; … Continue reading