• 22 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • On-Line Only

    The Vantage Point Series:

    Dr. John Glaser

    Join us for a very special exclusive insight interview with John Glaser, PhD on Thursday, July 22nd from 10AM-12:00PM.

    John is an Executive-in-Residence at the Harvard Medical School Executive Education. He is a former senior vice president of Population Health, at Cerner Corporation. Previously he was chief executive officer of Siemens Heath Services. Prior to Siemens, John was chief information officer at Partners HealthCare.

    John was the founding chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the past-president of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He is the former Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Digital Health, World Economic Forum. He is former Senior Advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

    John serves on the boards of the Scottsdale Institute, PatientPing, National Committee for Quality Assurance, the American Telemedicine Association, Wellsheet, and Relatient.

    John has received numerous industry awards including the John P. Glaser Innovation Award (established by the School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Sciences Center), William B. Stead Thought Leadership Award (American Medical Informatics Association) and the Lifetime Achievement Award (CHIME).

    John received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He has written over 200 articles and three books on the strategic application of IT in health care. He is on the faculty of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics and the Harvard School of Public Health.

    • 17 Aug 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • On-Line Only

    Granular Data Segmentation to Protect Privacy and Promote Equitable Interoperability

    Compassion Training for Healthcare Providers - Osher Center For Integrative Medicine


      Our discussion will focus around the ability to share patient information between clinical providers, family members/caregivers and other entities meaningfully improve the care of individuals and the health of communities.  When a patient has data they consider to be sensitive in their medical record, they may wish to control how such data gets shared; state and/or federal law may also protect the sharing of specific sensitive data as a means to preserve the integrity of the patient-provider relationship.

      Current standards available to granularly segment sensitive data are evolving and have not been widely adopted for a number of reasons including the failure of these standards to meet a number of high priority use cases, a lack of implementation guidance around challenges such as how to balance patient safety with privacy concerns, and the lack of a regulatory impetus.  As a result, many health care organizations and other data holders have resulted in blunt algorithms to ensure legal compliance, which may result in care inequities for patients with sensitive health conditions.

      The Protecting Privacy to Promote Interoperability (PP2PI) Workgroup is a national multidisciplinary interest group of over 160 expert stakeholders from across the industry who have come together to address this problem.  The workgroup has developed a set of nationally-acceptable use cases, and is pursuing a seward-maintained terminology value set for sensitive conditions.  Together, these are being leveraged to support standards revision and development, focused on Data Segmentation for Privacy (DS4P) FHIR and the underlying security labels.  The group is drafting an Implementation Guide with consensus-driven guidance around barriers such as access control provisioning, visualization of redacted data and its utilization in decision support algorithms, and break-the-glass policies.

      Lessons Learned:

      • The ability to share patient information between clinical providers, family members/caregivers and other entities is essential to the provision of good care; in many cases, NOT sharing certain information with specific individuals is just as essential to providing optimal care.
      • Lack of widespread implementation of technical standards for granular segmentation of data has led to the adoption of blunt algorithms which may result in care inequities.
      • The Protecting Privacy to Promote Interoperability (PP2PI) Workgroup seeks to address this issue by bringing together multidisciplinary stakeholders across the industry to revise standards and develop consensus-driven implementation guidance, in order to support future policy.

      Spearker:    Hannah K. Galvin, MD, FAAP, FAMIA,                                                           Chief Medical Information Officer

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