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  • Markle Foundation Congratulates Congress, Administration on Health Care IT Investments | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    Events Markle in the News Media Releases Past Initiatives President s Letters Rework America Page Sections About Rework America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos Markle Foundation Congratulates Congress Administration on Health Care IT Investments Publication Date February 26 2009 NEW YORK NY The Markle Foundation today congratulated the Obama Administration and Congress for their historic investments in health IT with the passage of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act The group emphasizes that now the key is strategic implementation of health care IT to ensure improved health care outcomes and protect patient privacy so we don t waste this important investment The Markle Foundation is a non profit organization dedicated to realizing the full potential of information technology to address critical public needs particularly in the areas of health care and national security Everyone recognizes the importance of investments in health care information technology said Zoë Baird president of the Markle Foundation But not everyone realizes that it s about more than just digitizing records Baird said We need the information to move efficiently so patients get the best possible care as they go from doctor to doctor and we need to enforce the privacy protections so that everyone trusts the system The Recovery Act contains 19 billion in investments for health care IT along with new provisions to protect privacy The majority of the money will be available as incentives to providers who make good use of new technologies The money has been allocated and now we must not waste it Baird said Let s focus it on specific health improvements Let s make sure it supports the connectivity of records And let s do it in a way that benefits from open competition for standards and innovations much like we ve seen on the Internet The Markle Connecting for Health Initiative is a public private collaborative with representatives from more than 100 organizations across the spectrum of health care Its purpose is to catalyze the widespread changes necessary to realize the full benefits of health care IT while protecting patient privacy and the security of personal health information We know what it takes to get health IT right and do it in a way that protects patient privacy because we have seen it done said Carol Diamond MD MPH managing director at the Markle Foundation and chair of the Markle Connecting for Health Initiative This

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    Dempsey of the Center for Democracy and Technology and a member of the Task Force The rules for the authorized use standard should be developed through open public debate The current outdated standards for sharing and accessing information based on nationality and place of collection have caused confusion and in some cases produced a rigidity that impedes desirable information sharing without protecting civil liberties The Task Force recommends an authorized use standard based on well defined missions for participants in the information sharing environment A risk management approach to classification that better balances the risks of inappropriate disclosure with the risks of failing to share information Current classification procedures are frequently a barrier to effective information sharing because they overemphasize the risks of inadvertent disclosure over those of failure to share information To avoid this situation the Task force recommends a new risk management approach to classification that gives adequate weight to the risks of not sharing information Clear guidelines for sharing information while protecting civil liberties Government wide policies processes and guidelines that facilitate information sharing and provide trust by empowering and constraining users should be developed as well as the technology solution we have suggested says Bill Crowell of the Task Force The guidelines should clarify agency missions and address the requisite security civil liberties and privacy protections Every government agency and department should know and understand the rules of information sharing not only to improve our anti terror efforts but also to provide a standard to measure success and ensure accountability Technology that facilitates sharing while protecting security and privacy The Task Force calls for the continued development and use of technology to connect people in ways that improve trust among government officials and the public Technology exists that can improve data sharing enhance security as well as facilitate privacy and accountability An effective dispute resolution process Even with clear and consistent guidelines for information sharing disputes will inevitably arise over decisions not to share information The Task Force recommends the creation of a systematic workable efficient process to resolve these disputes The recommendations address disputes about dissemination and retention accuracy and correction as well as broader disagreements about access to and use of databases and categories of information A new Information Sharing Institute The Institute could make operational and professional expertise available beyond that of individuals working in any particular government agency department or contractor This Institute would provide a mechanism to identify and distribute best practices and to apply technologies available in other sectors It should have the full and active participation of organizations from federal state and local governments as well as the private sector The Task Force promotes a trusted environment that fosters sharing and collaboration among those with information useful to understand terrorist threats where policies and technologies are developed in tandem and where security is enhanced and civil liberties are protected The Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age is a diverse and bipartisan group of former policy makers from the past six presidential administrations senior information technology executives and privacy advocates from both the public and private sectors The Markle Task Force has recommended ways of improving national security decisions by transforming business processes and how information is shared Its recommendations informed the 9 11 Commission Report and were subsequently included in two federal laws Learn more about the Markle Task Force at www markle org national security Report Outlines Approach for Secure Online Access to Patient Prescription Drug Records in Time of Disaster WASHINGTON DC With the nation bracing for the 2006 hurricane season the Markle Foundation today released Lessons from KatrinaHealth a report outlining lessons learned in posting secure online information about prescription drug histories of Katrina evacuees in the aftermath of last summer s disaster Although it is impossible to be fully prepared for a national disaster lessons were learned during Katrina that can help ensure that patients medication histories remain accessible in a private and secure manner in the wake of a disaster said Zoë Baird president of the Markle Foundation one of the organizations that led last autumn s KatrinaHealth initiative It is critical that government and private sector leaders work together to put systems technologies and policies in place to ensure that this life saving information is securely privately and readily available to patients and those who treat them anywhere in the country Many question the nation s preparedness for the hurricane season ahead but the report provides recommendations that should be put in place now to ensure medical records can be accessed and much needed prescriptions provided quickly in the wake of a future disaster said David Medvedeff PharmD MBA president of Informed Decisions a Gold Standard company In the days following Hurricane Katrina s landfall near New Orleans last August a group of private and public health and information technology experts created www KatrinaHealth org an online service for authorized health professionals The web site provided access to evacuees medication information in order to renew prescriptions prescribe new medications and coordinate care To glean lessons from the experiences of health care professionals and patients following Hurricane Katrina the Markle Foundation convened a group of industry and government experts and prepared the summary report which includes such key insights as the need to Foster immediate discussions regionally and nationally among government health leaders insurers healthcare providers and information technology companies to determine what how and when patient medical information can be shared securely and quickly in the event of a disaster Create electronic health information systems that are based on simple open web standards so that data can be provided in different formats from different users and still be accessible to all Agree upon a method to authenticate the identities of doctors pharmacists other health professionals and patients using the web site so that they can quickly and securely access private health information needed for their ongoing treatment Make electronic health information records accessible to nurse practitioners physician assistants and nurses who will likely be working with physicians and clinics in a disaster s aftermath rather than just by physicians Examine federal and state public policies governing privacy and medical records such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and existing state privacy laws to be sure they do not hinder the delivery of medical care for displaced persons post disaster It is also critical that we educate people to take responsibility for having up to date information on their prescription drug history said Michael D Maves MD chief executive officer and executive vice president of the American Medical Association Everyone should make sure they have this information but it is especially critical for people with chronic and life threatening conditions KatrinaHealth org provided authorized users with access to the medication history of evacuees who lived in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina with data or prescription information made available from a variety of government and commercial sources Sources included electronic databases from community pharmacies government health insurance programs such as Medicaid private insurers and pharmacy benefits managers in the states most affected by the storm In less than three weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast this information network was up and running said Carol Diamond MD MPH managing director of the Markle Foundation and the leader of the organization s KatrinaHealth efforts For many Americans however even a few days without much needed life saving prescription medications is too long The nation s pharmacies and partners across the health care industry believe that we must take the outstanding work done by the KatrinaHealth initiative to the next level said Kevin Hutchinson president and chief executive officer of SureScripts Rest assured the nation s pharmacies are applying the lessons learned to ensure that a response is faster and more complete for patients this hurricane season and beyond Work is well underway but there is more to do It is estimated that nearly 40 percent of Katrina evacuees were taking prescription medications before the storm hit said J P Little chief operating officer of RxHub This web site was particularly important because neither the evacuees nor their health care providers had access to their paper medical records many of which were destroyed by the hurricane or left behind when evacuees fled their homes for safer inland locations Several organizations including the American Medical Association Informed Decisions LLC Markle Foundation SureScripts and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs are being recognized today for their leadership of the KatrinaHealth program with a 2006 Pinnacle Award presented by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation APhA This is the ninth year for the Pinnacle Awards which APhA established to celebrate significant contributions to the medication use process More than 150 organizations participated in the planning testing launching and facilitation of KatrinaHealth org including the American Medical Association Gold Standard the Louisiana and Mississippi Departments of Health RxHub the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology within the U S Department of Health and Human Services SureScripts and United States Department of Veterans Affairs For a full copy of the Lessons from KatrinaHealth report log onto www markle org About American Medical Association The American Medical Association AMA helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues Working together the AMA s quarter of a million physician and medical student members are playing an active role in shaping the future of medicine For more information on the AMA please visit www ama assn org About Gold Standard Tampa based Gold Standard is a leading developer of drug information databases software and clinical information solutions The company s products are developed by a staff with extensive experience in pharmacy practice electronic publishing and software development Gold Standard s customers include hundreds of hospitals the nation s largest retail pharmacy chains and consultant pharmacy organizations state and federal agencies the country s top pharmacy and medical schools and hundreds of thousand of healthcare professionals and consumers worldwide About RxHub LLC RxHub electronically routes up to date patient specific medication history and pharmacy benefit information to caregivers at every point of care Its end to end solution enables physicians to prescribe the most clinically appropriate and cost effective prescription to be sent electronically to the patient s pharmacy of choice RxHub s mission is to work with all stakeholders in the prescribing industry to improve patient safety increase workflow efficiency and reduce the overall cost of health care delivery RxHub was founded in 2001 by the then three largest PBMs Advance PCS acquired by Caremark Rx Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions RxHub is based in St Paul MN About SureScripts SureScripts the largest network provider of electronic prescribing services is committed to building relationships within the health care community and working collaboratively with key industry stakeholders and organizations to improve the safety efficiency and quality of health care by improving the overall prescribing process At the core of this improvement effort is the SureScripts Electronic Prescribing Network a health care infrastructure which establishes electronic communications between pharmacists and physicians and enables the two way electronic exchange of prescription information Today 90 percent of all pharmacies in the United States are certified on the SureScripts network Supporters Contributors and Participants American College of Physicians American Health Information Management Association American Health Quality Association American Medical Association American Medical Group Association American Medical Informatics Association American Red Cross Association of American Medical Colleges Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association of America Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Center for Health Transformation Computer Sciences Corporation eHealth Initiative Electronic Health Records Vendors Association Gold Standard Harvard School of Public Health Healthcare Information Management Systems Society Healthworks Louisiana Hospital Corporation of America Louisiana Healthcare Review Inc IBM International Rescue Committee Manatt Phelps and Phillips Markle Foundation National Association of Chain Drug Stores National Community Pharmacists Association National Alliance for Health Information Technology the Alliance National Opinion Research Center Pharmaceutical Care Management Association Regenstrief Institute Robert Wood Johnson Foundation RxHub State of Louisiana Department of Health State of Mississippi Department of Health SureScripts Swandivedigital U S Department of Commerce U S Department of Defense U S Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Centers for Disease Control CDC Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS National Institutes of Health NIH Federal Drug Administration FDA Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ U S Department of Homeland Security U S Department of Veterans Affairs Verizon Chain Pharmacies Albertsons CVS Pharmacy Kmart Rite Aid Target Walgreens Wal Mart Winn Dixie Pharmacy Benefit Managers Caremark Express Scripts Medco Health Solutions Pilot Site Participants Shelter staff at Reunion Arena and Dallas County Convention Center in Dallas TX Special Needs Shelters in Louisiana Sparks Regional Medical Center University of Mississippi Medical Center University of South Alabama College of Medicine University of Texas at Houston University of Texas Southwestern Suzanne Nora Johnson Joins the Board of the Markle Foundation NEW YORK NY The Markle Foundation announced today that Suzanne Nora Johnson Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs Group Inc has joined the Board of Directors of the Markle Foundation Suzanne Nora Johnson is a business leader with a strong commitment to public institutions said Lewis B Kaden Chairman of the Markle Foundation s Board of Directors and Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer Citigroup Inc We are delighted that Ms Johnson s insightful perspectives will help us achieve Markle s mission The Markle Foundation is tremendously fortunate to have Suzanne Nora Johnson join its Board of Directors said Zoë Baird President of the Markle Foundation Suzanne s leadership and global experience and her deep knowledge of healthcare will bring tremendous value to the challenges we face in improving the nation s healthcare and enhancing national security Ms Johnson has been a Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs since November 2004 She also serves as chairman of the Global Markets Institute is head of Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research Division and is a member of the firm s Management Committee Previously she served as head of the firm s global healthcare business in the Investment Banking Division Prior to joining Goldman Sachs Ms Johnson was an attorney with Simpson Thacher Bartlett and served as a law clerk on the US Court of Appeals Ms Johnson currently serves on the boards of the Goldman Sachs Foundation the Brookings Institution the Carnegie Institution of Washington Children NOW the Council for Excellence in Government RAND Health TechnoServe the University of Southern California and Women s World Banking She is on the Advisory Board of Councilors at Harvard Medical School She is also an advisory board member to the Initiative on Financial Security at the Aspen Institute Ms Johnson earned her JD from Harvard Law School and her BA from the University of Southern California Health and Technology Leaders Release the Markle Connecting for Health Common Framework for Initiating Private and Secure Health Information Sharing WASHINGTON DC Markle Connecting for Health a public private collaborative of more than 100 organizations today released its Common Framework Resources for Implementing Private and Secure Health Information Exchange The Common Framework provides the initial elements of a comprehensive approach for secure authorized and private health information sharing so that patients and their authorized providers can have access to vital clinical data when and where they are needed This capability is essential for providing high quality care and reducing medical errors The Common Framework includes 16 technical and policy components which were developed by experts in information technology health privacy law and policy This initial set of critical technical and policy components demonstrates how various health information networks can share information while protecting privacy and allowing for local autonomy and innovation The components being released today include technical documents and specifications testing interfaces and code as well as a companion set of privacy and security policies and model contractual language to help organizations interested in information exchange move quickly towards the necessary legal agreements for private and secure health information sharing The components were tested since mid 2005 by Markle Connecting for Health teams in Indianapolis Boston and Mendocino County Calif the three communities in which the prototype was developed We have long believed that personal privacy and security values that are prized by the American people must inform the design and functionality of new health information sharing networks said Zoë Baird president of the Markle Foundation which leads and manages Markle Connecting for Health We put the patient at the center of this effort and the Common Framework demonstrates that we can achieve state of the art access to life saving health information without sacrificing privacy and security Work on what has become the Common Framework was initiated in 2003 when the Markle Connecting for Health collaborative began to create a Roadmap that called for the public and private sectors to work together to build an infrastructure that would allow for the rapid accurate and secure exchange of health information essential for improving health care quality and safety The collaborative recognized that protecting the privacy of personal information needed to be foundational to the design of any system for sharing health information if it was to earn the public s trust Markle Connecting for Health understood that achieving that goal would require everyone committed to information sharing to make specific decisions about the technology approaches and policies that would ensure privacy protections We believe it was critical that these technology and policy resources be designed in tandem Together they protect patient privacy while enabling the authorized exchange of medical records said Carol Diamond MD MPH managing director of the Markle Foundation and chair of Markle Connecting for Health Our approach to a technical architecture for health information exchange started with a set of policy principles for keeping information private and secure With that goal and those principles in mind we tested the technical architecture and developed a set of specific policies that are critical to implementation of the Common Framework To protect privacy the Markle Connecting for Health Common Framework architecture recommends use of a record locator service RLS an index that identifies where specific patient records are kept but not what information the records contain This approach allows records to be stored locally by doctors and hospitals and only shared electronically with other providers when appropriate and authorized by the patient The Common Framework also relies on common open web standards making this approach both affordable and achievable We demonstrated the exchange of clinical information by using a critical set of common open technical standards said Clay Shirky who directs the technical work for Markle Connecting for Health and teaches at New York University The Common Framework avoids large scale disruption and huge upfront capital investments by allowing the use of existing hardware and software It is compatible with current methods of institutional and provider record keeping while enabling existing systems to exchange information The Common Framework identifies a number of policies which should be commonly adopted to assure that personal health information is managed securely and remains protected said Mark Frisse MD director of regional informatics programs through the Vanderbilt Center for Better Health and co chair of Markle Connecting for Health s Policy Subcommittee These include an overall privacy architecture policy recommendations regarding patient notification how users are correctly identified the audit responsibilities of health information exchanges how patient information from multiple sources can be linked and what to do in the event of breaches of confidentiality By participating in the Markle Connecting for Health framework we demonstrated the tremendous potential of this approach to health information sharing for improving care and sharing life saving information in our community said J Marc Overhage MD PhD senior investigator Regenstrief Institute and president and CEO Indiana Health Information Exchange Indianapolis Ind The Common Framework focuses on how to share information securely without specifying the features and functions of the medical record systems that it connects This gives maximum flexibility to local organizations and private companies to shape their own systems and be innovative in creating new products while connecting to health information networks In developing the policy guidelines for the Common Framework we wanted to ensure that this approach to health information sharing leaves decisions regarding the sharing of health information exactly where it should be with patients and their health care providers said John Halamka MD CEO of MA SHARE and emergency physician Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Mass This approach protects patient privacy by keeping information with the doctors and institutions that patients know and trust eliminating the need for national patient identifiers or central databases The policy components of the Common Framework can save time and effort on the part of many organizations and networks working on health information exchange by providing them with a jump start in their efforts to address the key policy topics related to sharing health information The Markle Connecting for Health Common Framework was tested in 2005 in Boston Indianapolis and Mendocino Calif The Connecting for Health teams in each of the three communities include MA SHARE and its technology partner Computer Sciences Corporation in Boston the Regenstrief Institute and the Indianapolis Health Information Exchange in Indianapolis and the Mendocino Health Records Exchange and its technology partner Browsersoft Inc in California Together these teams demonstrated that completely different health information networks can communicate with one another and exchange information even if they operate on different technological platforms use different registration systems and organize patient data differently The Common Framework is ideal for our small rural health care providers said Will Ross project manager Mendocino Health Records Exchange Using software based on open standards to achieve interoperability our network connects a group of community health centers With this approach other health providers caring for the most vulnerable Americans or those in rural communities can afford to deliver better care to those who may need it the most Markle Connecting for Health believes that the organizations that will benefit most from the Common Framework are those that are prepared and committed to creating private and secure health information exchange through a decentralized approach To benefit fully such organizations should be capable of using digital information from remote sources be in compliance with HIPAA and state rules governing privacy and security of health information and have Internet access in place and the hardware and software to establish secure communications These entities should also have an electronic method for accurately linking or separating the records of patients who share the same or similar names within their own enterprise For these groups the resources in the Common Framework can reduce the many existing financial legal and technical barriers to achieving private and secure health information sharing thus encouraging new entrants into the field One of the key functions of the Common Framework is to enable a diverse group of existing and developing networks to have a common way to share health information The Common Framework makes it possible for health organizations working within regions as well as those that are not limited to one geographic region such as a group of specialty providers in multiple regions to have a common way to communicate with one another The Common Framework enables industry to innovate approaches to information exchange to improve health care quality said Wes Rishel managing vice president Gartner Research Because it was developed to apply to very diverse communities it can stimulate private sector development that will greatly reduce the cost delay and risk for each individual community The broad array of stakeholders participating in Markle Connecting for Health are confident that the Common Framework can accelerate and provide structure to the development of health information exchange but they also recognize that this approach is still evolving and much remains to be done The resources being released today bring us closer to achieving the great promise that health information technology has to improve the quality safety and effectiveness of health care said John Lumpkin MD MPH senior vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and vice chair of Markle Connecting for Health The Markle Connecting for Health Common Framework provides a foundation that everyone can build on Soon we will see doctors hospitals pharmacies software companies consumer groups and others adding to and improving the framework It is a very significant contribution to the development of private and secure exchange of health information nationwide to improve care for each patient Markle Connecting for Health is a public private collaborative with representatives from more than one hundred organizations across the spectrum of health care and information technology specialists Its purpose is to catalyze the widespread changes necessary to realize the full benefits of health information technology while protecting patient privacy and the security of personal health information Markle Connecting for Health tackles the key challenges to creating a networked health information environment that enables secure and private information sharing when and where it is needed to improve health and health care Learn more about Markle Connecting for Health at www markle org health Markle Connecting for Health Prototype Successfully Moved Electronic Health Information Among Medical Record Systems in Three States on Three Independent Networks NEW YORK NY Markle Connecting for Health announced today that its three state prototype has achieved an important first milestone toward the secure authorized and private exchange of health information based on a series of tests conducted throughout 2005 The prototype initiated in January of 2005 and announced last June involves very different independent local networks serving diverse communities in Boston Indianapolis and Mendocino County CA This prototype effort is managed by the Markle Foundation and funded by Markle and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Members of Markle Connecting for Health will discuss this successful prototype at a meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society HIMSS in San Diego on Monday February 13 They will explain how the prototype linked information using a specially developed Record Locator Service RLS rather than a single patient identifier and how it exchanged anonymized electronic health information during its first tests The RLS does not store any clinical data centrally it simply identifies the location of records wherever they are stored The prototype demonstrates that completely different regional local and other health information networks can communicate with one another and exchange information even if they operate on different technological platforms use different registration systems and organize patient data differently said Clay Shirky who directs the technical work for Markle Connecting for Health and teaches at New York University We have demonstrated that the Connecting for Health Record Locator Service the one novel piece of infrastructure in this prototype is a viable means of supporting a federated and decentralized approach to identifying and exchanging health information in a secure and private manner Even so we recognize that there are many challenges remaining in making nationwide health information exchange a reality In keeping with the goals of the prototype and based on achieving this first milestone Connecting for Health will release in spring 2006 a set of technical policy and legal documents to any organization wishing to create a decentralized and federated health information network that exchanges information using the Internet The Connecting for Health prototype materials will include the actual code technical specifications testing interfaces as well as the privacy and security policies and model contracts that have been developed to securely exchange health information while protecting privacy By sharing these materials Connecting for Health hopes this first set of materials will help to reduce the many existing financial legal and technical barriers to achieving secure health information exchange and that it will encourage new entrants into the field Another key benefit of the approach is based on the ability of the Connecting for Health Common Framework to make it possible for any multi regional or non geographic network such as a group of specialty providers that share a network over a widely disbursed area to have a single common way of communicating with any local network The prototype was designed to test the principles of the Connecting for Health Common Framework summarized in the collaborative s Roadmap released in June of 2004 The detailed technical specifications and the policies that dictate the use access privacy and security of information have been developed together through a consensus process over the last year with the Connecting for Health Collaborative s many participants The work is based on common open non proprietary standards and strong model policies to protect privacy and information security The tests showed that local networks and other organizations could communicate with one another using a decentralized model that adheres to the Connecting for Health Common Framework avoiding the need to create a one size fits all network or a national database Mendocino County is a rural community three hours north of San Francisco Our participation in the Connecting for Health prototype is an important part of enhancing the medical care that individuals in our area can receive said Will Ross project manager with Mendocino Health Records Exchange in Ukiah CA We demonstrated that large systems with tremendous information technology resources and rural networks like ours made up of safety net clinics and small practices capable of only modest technology investments can affordably exchange health information over the Internet using tools which conform to the Connecting for Health Common Framework During this first phase of the prototype each site developed a RLS that linked anonymized patient records across the three networks without using a common patient identifier and the regions were then able to exchange information about prescription records and laboratory test results The teams at each site are now preparing to test the secure exchange in live clinical settings Connecting for Health expects to accomplish this exchange by the end of summer 2006 This effort builds on the existing work done to connect Indianapolis area hospitals by the Indiana Health Information Exchange and Regenstrief Institute Connecting with these two other communities demonstrates the tremendous possibilities that can be created by being able to use health information to improve the quality of care said J Marc Overhage MD PhD president and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange Given the current burden of chronic illness and the aging population our patients need us to have access to comprehensive well integrated clinical data and health information exchange is the only way to provide it We demonstrated that it is possible to link our network with two very different community networks in other parts of the United States said John Halamka CEO of MA SHARE and an emergency physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston As an emergency physician I am confident that a connected electronic health care system will save thousands of lives each year by enabling authorized clinicians to retrieve the complete medical histories of critically ill patients in a matter of seconds and thus avoid major medical errors Working together the prototype team used approximately 20 million anonymized clinically accurate medical records associated with 500 000 patients The records were stored at each of the three sites in diverse local information systems Requests for information among the locations resulted in responses that were entirely consistent across sites despite the fact that the data were formatted in different architectures systems and platforms at each location and that each site used different hardware and software to house locate and retrieve their electronic records The technology marketplace is extremely interested in the results of this prototype said Zoë Baird president of the Markle Foundation Private sector innovators are eager to develop products that help track and share information in a secure manner because they know that this is the future of the health care industry and will ultimately enable physicians to deliver safer and more cost effective patient care As a physician currently engaged in building a regional health information organization in Tennessee I believe that Markle Connecting for Health s prototype provides valuable practical guidance for how we can build a health information network while meeting stringent requirements for security and privacy said Mark Frisse MD co chair of the prototype s Policy Subcommittee director of regional informatics programs through the Vanderbilt Center for Better Health and professor in the Vanderbilt Department of Biomedical Informatics The successful test of this prototype is instrumental in advancing information exchange that can improve health and health care for all Americans said John Lumpkin MD MPH senior vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and vice chair of Markle Connecting for Health The accurate and secure exchange of medical records across disparate networks represents a critical breakthrough that will help patients get the efficient high quality care they need On November 10 2005 U S Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt announced the award of contracts totaling 18 6 million to develop prototypes for Nationwide Health Information Network NHIN architecture The Connecting for Health prototype architecture will be shared with all involved in the NHIN effort and the broader field and Markle Connecting for Health will develop it further and stress test it in the coming year This model underscores that our goal to enable health care providers and communities to improve patient care through private and secure health information sharing is close at hand said Carol Diamond MD MPH managing director of the Markle Foundation and chair of Markle Connecting for Health We know there are still significant challenges ahead but we hope that this effort will make it easier for others and reduce the risks associated with health information exchange which continues to lack a clear and sustainable business model Markle Connecting for Health is a public private collaborative with representatives from more than one hundred organizations across the spectrum of health care and information technology specialists Its purpose is to catalyze the widespread changes necessary to realize the full benefits of health information technology while protecting patient privacy and the security of personal health information Markle Connecting for Health tackles the key challenges to creating a networked health information environment that enables secure and private information sharing when and where it is needed to improve health and health care Learn more about Markle Connecting for Health at www markle org health Americans Support Online Personal Health Records Patient Privacy and Control Over Their Own Information Are Crucial to Acceptance WASHINGTON DC The American public believes strongly that electronic medical records can make the difference between life and death in emergencies new research being released today shows Nearly three out of four Americans 72 say they favor the establishment of a nationwide electronic information exchange that would allow a patient s health information to be shared with authorized individuals quickly privately and securely via the Internet However ensuring patient privacy and control over their own records is essential to full consumer acceptance of such an exchange More than three out of four Americans 79 say making sure their records could be shared only after they provide permission is a priority The survey results will be presented Oct 11 at the first national conference to focus on the needs and concerns of consumers including privacy in the rapidly growing field of health information technology Conference organizers also will present seven consumer and patient principles which have been endorsed by a wide range of consumer business and other organizations involved in health care The principles are designed to protect privacy and ensure that personal health information is used appropriately in health information exchange Sponsored by the Markle Foundation the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation RWJF and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ the conference will focus on advances in personal health technology and the core principles for creating a health information environment in which consumers can use information technology to participate more fully in managing their health and health care More than 700 individuals registered to

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  • Markle Foundation Commits $1.6 Million to Develop Public Interest Advocacy Clinics Specializing in Internet Issues | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    which will begin to represent clients this fall Baird said It is a critical time to develop advocates who can articulate the public interest in the new economy Legal and policy questions arising from the Internet and other new technologies will have a dramatic impact on individual rights governmental institutions and the competitive environment for commerce so is essential that the interests of the public are represented in all the places these questions are addressed I am delighted that Boalt Hall has undertaken this initiative to help establish a training ground for the next generation of outstanding public advocates and look forward to developing Markle s commitment and support in this area to other institutions as well Baird also announced that the Markle Foundation will seek to support similar programs at other academic institutions In addition to legal clinics future grants under Markle s initiative might fund graduate programs in areas including economics engineering computer science media studies or information sciences with clinical courses where students can gain experience in public interest advocacy under the supervision of leading academics and professionals Herma Hill Kay Dean of UC Berkeley s School of Law said We re thrilled that Markle has chosen to provide funding to the Samuelson Clinic The Boalt Hall clinic will give law students a chance to work with experienced faculty and legal practitioners on cases administrative proceedings and legislative and policy advocacy in a rapidly expanding and increasingly vital area of the law We hope the clinic will get students excited about this developing field and set the stage for them to pursue public interest advocacy as a career choice or integrate it into their careers on a pro bono basis The Samuelson Clinic will afford young advocates the opportunity to work on concrete issues that might include Advising and representing individuals non profits and libraries in First Amendment and privacy issues Assisting community groups and other non profits in evaluating laws regulations and policies that adversely affect access to technology or assisting artists with copyright questions raised by new media Analyzing and commenting on prospective legislation and regulation on behalf of public interest and consumer groups Challenging web sites that engage in surveillance of user activities and make and sell profiles of users without notification Analyzing privacy issues associated with undisclosed surveillance tools on web sites or embedded in software that may report back on user activities when the user is online or Analysis of clickthrough licenses that claim to own all comments made by users in an online service s chatroom or listserv or shrinkwrap licenses that forbid disclosure of flaws in software or criticism of the company that made it Samuelson Endowment Sets An Example for Philanthropy in the New Economy Markle s 300 000 grant will provide startup funds for the Samuelson Clinic which will be established by a 2 million endowment from Boalt Hall professor Pam Samuelson and her husband Robert Glushko Mr Glushko was a cofounder of a Silicon Valley startup that

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  • Serving Citizens' Needs | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos About Markle Page Sections About Markle A Message from Zoë Baird Our Principles Our Impact Board of Directors Senior Team Our History Quick Links Conference Space Events Markle in the News Media Releases Past Initiatives President s Letters Rework America Page Sections About Rework America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos Serving Citizens Needs Minimizing Hurdles to Accessing Government Information Online Publication Date Friday August 1 2003 This report covers digital inequality the data and methodology of the study searching for tax forms online and sources of confusion and frustration Serving Citizens Needs Our Mission Markle works

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  • Second-Level Digital Divide: Differences in People's Online Skills | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos About Markle Page Sections About Markle A Message from Zoë Baird Our Principles Our Impact Board of Directors Senior Team Our History Quick Links Conference Space Events Markle in the News Media Releases Past Initiatives President s Letters Rework America Page Sections About Rework America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos Second Level Digital Divide Differences in People s Online Skills Publication Date Friday August 1 2003 Covers inequalities in Internet use refining the current approach to the digital divide differences in people s ability to find content online and study methods and data Second Level Digital Divide Differences in People s Online

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  • Markle Foundation Commits Resources of Nearly $1 Million to the Development of Online Content and Services that Meet the Needs of Low-Income Communities | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    group The Children s Partnership will receive a grant of 300 000 for their initiative Bridging the Digital Divide Online Content for Underserved Internet Users A Project of the Markle Foundation to educate key sectors on the content needs of low income communities and to encourage development of applications that can meet them The grant was announced in conjunction with the release of The Children s Partnership s new study Online Content for Low Income and Underserved Americans The Digital Divide s New Frontier a path breaking systematic study to analyze the needs of low income Americans and those with language and geographic barriers and to provide a practical roadmap for the private and public sectors to work together to develop content that can improve their lives Of Markle s commitment to tackling this critical component of the digital divide Zoë Baird said There is great potential for the Internet to provide content and services that can solve problems and create opportunities in the lives of low income and underserved communities But providing access is not enough Access to technology is not a gift to low income people unless it meets their fundamental needs We need to understand and encourage the creation of useful content if the technology really is to improve people s lives She added We re delighted that The Children s Partnership has taken this look at the online needs of low income and underserved communities And we are pleased to support their efforts to get this important information into the hands of people who can do something about it Their findings and work that will follow are a significant contribution to ensuring that this technology reaches its full potential Laurie Lipper Director of The Children s Partnership said The Markle Foundation has made an investment in an emerging and we believe critical field the development of online content for underserved Americans The research is clear there is not the content needed to benefit more than 50 million Americans who are low income or limited literacy or speak a language other than English Markle s early money will allow The Children s Partnership to move swiftly from research to immediate action To work with the industry the government and low income communities to develop useful and accessible information and applications for the underserved The Children s Partnership greatly appreciates the generous support of the Markle Foundation The report finds that language and literacy barriers and a lack of local and culturally diverse information on the Net present the greatest limitations for disadvantaged communities Among the report s key findings 1 in 5 Americans are at risk of being excluded from opportunities available on or through the Internet due to low literacy and limited English skills often associated with low income families Lack of access is not the primary reason low income Americans are not online Instead low income users say they would use the Internet more if there were content that was engaging and useful to them

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  • America’s Promise to a New Generation | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos About Markle Page Sections About Markle A Message from Zoë Baird Our Principles Our Impact Board of Directors Senior Team Our History Quick Links Conference Space Events Markle in the News Media Releases Past Initiatives President s Letters Rework America Page Sections About Rework America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos America s Promise to a New Generation Publication Date Sunday July 5 2015 Publication Source New York Daily News By Geoffrey Canada In the 1960s when I was a young boy growing up in the South Bronx the poorest Congressional District in the United States children around me were being lost to gangs crime drugs and lousy schools I though was sustained by a dream My mother a single woman and my grandparents convinced me that if I went to school worked hard and graduated from college I could get out of the neighborhood get a good job and live a good life While I didn t believe there was a single ingredient to success a college diploma seemed to be a good signal that you were on your way It should come as no surprise then that when I

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  • Resources | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    of Virginia Interviewer David Kirkpatrick Techonomy Reworking Los Angeles to Deliver a More Qualified Workforce By Antonia Hernández As head of one of the country s oldest community foundations I have seen many dedicated families immigrants and entrepreneurs work hard to succeed in Los Angeles County Contrary to conventional wisdom I believe that realizing the promise of the American Dream is not a question of policy or government spending alone nor is it the responsibility of any single individual company or school Business as usual is no longer workable or acceptable Rather solving some of our greatest challenges including providing education and opportunity for all starts with local residents coming together and taking innovative action to ensure that every member of the community has a chance to succeed Simply put it is time for new ways of investing in our communities Consider a recent initiative Rework America Convened by the Markle Foundation the initiative brings together a diverse group of business leaders educators policymakers and advocates to expand opportunities for all Americans Working with local communities the initiative launched Rework America Connected a partnership with LinkedIn Arizona State University edX and local and state educators and employers to build a skills based labor market Next Economy Managing Talent in the Networked Age Markle s CEO and President Zoë Baird joins Reid Hoffman co founder and Chairman of LinkedIn to discuss innovations in work and ways to enhance training education and career pathways in the digital economy The two will discuss the 21st century skills based labor market that Markle and LinkedIn are building in partnership with Arizona State University EdX and local officials educators and employers in the state of Colorado and in the city of Phoenix Panelists Zoë Baird CEO and President Markle Foundation Reid Hoffman Co Founder Executive Chairman LinkedIn Policy Action Recommendations For the 21st Century Economy It s easy for people in Silicon Valley to miss the enormous role that government policy and scalable actions at a national level play in enabling innovation preserving a level playing field and setting the conditions under which the market flourishes Zoë Baird of the Markle Foundation Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and Felicia Wong of the Roosevelt Institute are three of the most influential voices exploring strategies to address the economic challenges of 21st century America Markle s Rework America initiative CAP s Middle Out Economics and the Roosevelt Institute s Rewriting the Rules report all provide frameworks for us to think about how government businesses and entrepreneurs can take action at all levels based on the needs of this century not the previous one to make the economy work for all They will share their latest thinking and concrete policy recommendations Panelists Zoë Baird CEO and President Markle Foundation Neera Tanden President Center for American Progress Felicia Wong President and CEO Roosevelt Institute Bloomberg The Year Ahead 2016 Panelists Zoë Baird CEO and President Markle Foundation Bill Bennett Former U S Secretary of Education and Host Morning in America Sebastian Thrun Co founder and CEO Udacity Moderator Brad Stone Senior Executive Editor Global Tech Bloomberg Workforce 2016 and Beyond Markle s Zoë Baird joins in discussion with Bill Bennett and Sebastian Thrun to talk about innovative approaches for retraining millions for the jobs of tomorrow How Social Media is Reinventing the Job Search By Zoë Baird Many are talking about how the very nature of work is changing in today s connected economy the race against the machine the rapid growth of the gig economy introduction of technology into just about every job market and business Less well recognized and certainly less exploited is the potential online tools have to change the way we learn train and connect to the jobs of tomorrow This opportunity is key to making the transformation of work benefit all Americans Behind us are the days when employers placed ads in the classifieds recruiters visited colleges to find applicants or people combed their local newspapers for appealing listings for well recognized jobs Job seekers today are turning to online platforms including LinkedIn Monster Indeed and CareerBuilder which allow prospective employees to search online for open positions while employers also can use these platforms to sort through potential candidates more quickly and easily From part time work to high tech positions the rise of connected platforms is only a small part of a much larger transformation Read More Markle Panel Selected for SxSWedu 2016 We proudly announce that Markle will present a panel at next year s SXSWedu conference in Austin Texas We thank online voters and conference organizers for choosing our proposal from among 1 300 other submissions the most competitive field to date Improving Opportunities for California Workers By California Lt Governor Gavin Newsom and Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin It seems nearly every day a new technological wonder changes the way Americans live learn and work From breakthrough apps to digital networks to automated vehicles California is consistently a strong engine that pushes our country forward Yet too many in our state and elsewhere in the country feel that opportunity is increasingly out of grasp So often we hear of six figure starting salaries and multibillion dollar IPOs in Silicon Valley but the stories are very different in places like Fresno Bakersfield Stockton and plenty of other American cities where the middle class is rapidly shrinking As digital technology thrusts our nation into its greatest economic transformation in over a century we must work together to ensure everyone benefits It s time for all leaders to work through the fog of partisanship and commit to an action agenda to create opportunity for all Americans This is the new imperative The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century forced America to transform the way it trained workers as they moved from field to factory Now the digital revolution of the 21st century and our shift from an economy of bricks and mortar to one driven by software requires a different approach

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