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  • Leading Cyber Experts Call for Organized Academic Movement to Study the Virtual World's Impact on Society | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    We need a much larger better funded sphere of research on the subject said Rheingold whose pivotal book The Virtual Community Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier has been acclaimed for delving into how we behave differently online and offline The panel also included lively discussion on how to safeguard the free and open content control of the Internet in the future Amy Bruckman an M I T PhD and Georgia Tech faculty member who has created virtual communities for children and professionals warned of the Disney Dilemma or a growing domination of Internet content by media and entertainment conglomerates She mentioned concerns raised in a recent meeting held with the creators of Disney Online a children s site open only to paid subscribers in which she clashed with Disney s philosophy about controls in the structure of its virtual community Their plans are in some ways oxymoronic said Bruckman The great promise of the Net is the way people are contributing and how users are creating content But if you let people contribute content it s not always going to be squeaky or Disney perfect Will the polished perfect content overwhelm the imperfectly created content Bruckman also dismissed conventional wisdom alleging that participation in Virtual Communities somehow leads to deviant behavior As with anyone managing a gathering of people Bruckman said you have to be prepared to manage the one weirdo who can do a lot of damage Bruckman recommended strategy for manage troublesome participants lay the same ground rules you would if you were hosting a party in a private home Panelist and UCLA scholar Marc Smith who has launched an exhaustive study to map traffic and behavior in the myriad of different UseNet discussion groups said We don t know how group dynamics or political power are developed yet in social cyberspaces Smith said that 1 2 million different people had posted to the Usenet in the past ten days and pointed out that the wide majority are participating not during leisure time but from the office during 11 a m to 2 p m The Usenet is distributed by a large decentralized anarchy and yet its still robust after 17 years said Smith By examining the Usenet in aggregate over time we ll find behavior and patterns we d never expect For example one of the most popular cross posting patterns is between alt fashion and alt dieting University of Toronto sociologist Barry Wellman criticized most research on cyberspace behavior as being filled with traveller s tales or unscholarly antecdotes Nonetheless Wellman believes that research that applies foundations of sociology to the Internet will reveal some new social behaviors such as the unforseen cyber side effect of a Toronto suburb of wired homes he is studying Homeowners who were promised high bandwidth access video phones and other experimental technologies have now begun to use the Internet connections provided in their homes to organize a protest against the developer who they claim has not delivered much of the

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  • Zoë Baird to Assume Presidency of Markle Foundation | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    a New York based philanthropic organization it was announced today by the Foundation s board of directors Ms Baird assumes the Markle Foundation s presidency in January 1998 succeeding Lloyd Morrisett We are delighted that Zoë Baird is taking over as President of the Foundation Markle Chairman Lewis W Bernard said Her diverse background in government business public policy and academia combined with her well known abilities as a strategic thinker make her uniquely qualified for this post Under her leadership we look forward to the future with great confidence Mr Bernard continued Lloyd has been an extraordinary leader of the Markle Foundation for the past 28 years more than a third of the Foundation s life He has been a visionary and innovative grant maker a steward of the public interest and a superb colleague and mentor Ms Baird who has held prominent positions in the public and private sectors over the last 20 years commented This is a tremendously exciting time to assume responsibility for Markle s work The Foundation s areas of concentration communications the media and the political process are vitally important I am very enthusiastic about the opportunity to build on Markle s past excellence as we race ahead in the information age Ms Baird 44 is currently Senior Visiting Scholar and Senior Research Associate at the Yale Law School in New Haven Connecticut Until late 1996 Ms Baird was Senior Vice President and General Counsel to the Hartford based Aetna Inc where for six years she was responsible for all legal and regulatory affairs and a member of the Chairman s management group Ms Baird became nationally known when President William J Clinton nominated her as the Attorney General of the United States following his election in 1992 In 1993 President Clinton named her to the prestigious President s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board on which she still serves Ms Baird was the founder and is currently Chairman of Lawyers for Children America a nonprofit organization concerned with the impact of violence on children and serves on a number of corporate and public boards Ms Baird was previously Counselor Staff Executive at the General Electric Company and also has been a partner in the law firm of O Melveny Myers She served as Associate Counsel to President Jimmy Carter in his White House and was attorney advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U S Department of Justice After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley s Boalt Law School Ms Baird was a law clerk to U S District Judge Albert Wollenberg in San Francisco Ms Baird has written a number of articles on law and public policy and lectures widely She is presently researching and writing a book on governmental and business strategies for dealing with global crime issues and new technologies She is married to Paul Gewirtz the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School They have two children Regarding the Markle Foundation Ms Baird added

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  • Markle Special Collection of Policy Publications Now Available at PolicyArchive.org | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    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 Markle Special Collection of Policy Publications Now Available at PolicyArchive org Publication Date April 27 2009 NEW YORK NY The Markle Foundation today announces the launch of the Markle Special Collection of public policy research documents at the PolicyArchive a project of the Center for Governmental Studies CGS and Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis The Markle Special Collection focuses on the ways in which information technology shapes policymaking particularly in the fields of health national security interactive media for children Internet governance and global development PolicyArchive org a leading digital library of public policy research showcases influential policy research from a variety of non profit foundations The Markle Special Collection highlights Markle s most significant publications including reports and papers that have been

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  • PolicyArchive Launches New Online Portal for National Security and Health Research Papers | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    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 PolicyArchive Launches New Online Portal for National Security and Health Research Papers Publication Date April 23 2009 LOS ANGELES Calif PR Newswire PolicyArchive org the leading digital library of public policy research developed by the Center for Governmental Studies CGS and IUPUI University Library launches a new online portal of research documents sponsored by the Markle Foundation in New York The Markle Special Collection focuses on the ways in which information technology shapes policymaking particularly in the fields of health national security interactive media for children Internet governance and global development PolicyArchive offers a unique opportunity for us to share our insights and the results of our work in the true spirit of collaboration says Stefaan Verhulst chief of research at the Markle Foundation We believe the Markle Special Collection will be of particular value to those interested in finding new ways of

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  • Expert Teams to Design New Solutions for Personal Health Records to Help Consumers Manage Their Health | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    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 Expert Teams to Design New Solutions for Personal Health Records to Help Consumers Manage Their Health Publication Date December 7 2006 Princeton N J The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation RWJF today kicked off a landmark program to design and test bold ideas for how consumers can use information technology to better manage their health and navigate the health care system Project HealthDesign Rethinking the Power and Potential of Personal Health Records a 4 1 million initiative has selected eight multidisciplinary teams that will build new tools that advance the field of personal health record PHR systems Grant teams will work collaboratively to design and test a suite of PHR applications that can be built upon a common platform to help people better meet their health care needs in an integrated fashion Such PHR tools may remind a patient to take medications provide tailored decision prompts to help people adhere to treatment regimens for diabetes or pain therapy or transmit data to providers such as blood pressure readings or exercise levels that are collected from patient self testing and biomonitoring devices in the home It s not just the wider use of personal health records or online access to the data they store that is so revolutionary said Stephen Downs S M RWJF senior program officer and deputy director of the Health Group Project HealthDesign is challenging the PHR field to focus on the potential for patients providers and caregivers to use this information to improve their health The design of the systems over which this information flows is critical and that is why we re excited to support

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  • Carol Diamond's Statement on HHS Announcement of Contract to the Connecting for Health Team to Develop Nationwide Health Information Network | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    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 Carol Diamond s Statement on HHS Announcement of Contract to the Connecting for Health Team to Develop Nationwide Health Information Network Publication Date November 10 2005 New York NY Connecting for Health applauds Secretary Leavitt for moving the nation much closer to the day when patients and medical professionals will be able to exchange potentially lifesaving health information in a secure and private manner By selecting Connecting for Health s three community electronic health information exchange to serve as a prototype for the nation the Secretary has acknowledged the major contribution made to health information technology by the hundreds of organizations involved in Connecting for Health With the support of the federal government Connecting for Health will help deliver what the American people want a fully connected health care

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  • Survey Snapshot: The Public and Doctors Agree on Importance of Specific Privacy Safeguards | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    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 Survey Snapshot The Public and Doctors Agree on Importance of Specific Privacy Safeguards Publication Date Friday December 3 2010 Publication Source Markle Markle s six nationwide surveys to date have consistently found that the public expects electronic PHRs to be beneficial in health and health care management The public also considers privacy safeguards important for support and participation in health IT efforts Results presented at

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  • Resources | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    leaders trade associations policy makers the media and others to share their vision of the future of health care discuss practical analysis and engage in hands on exploration of state of the art health information technology Markle s Carol Diamond participates on The Role of Consumers in Health 2 0 panel discussion 8th Annual World Health Care Congress The 8th Annual World Health Care Congress in Washington DC brings together major sectors in health care to establish actionable goals and implementation strategies to demonstrate quality consumer choice transparency and cost effectiveness Markle s President Zoë Baird chairs the keynote panel Data Liberation Information Engagement Discovery Technonomy Conference 2010 Markle president Zoë Baird joins a distinguished panel to discuss Health not Healthcare Bureaucracy vs Survival at Techonomy Conference 2010 at Lake Tahoe The conference aims to gather as many of the world s smartest and most accomplished leaders to engage in a dialogue about the roles of technology and invention in all areas of human endeavor and act as a catalyst for transferring those ideas across industries and sectors Health 2 0 2010 Conference The Health 2 0 2010 Conference the highlight of San Francisco s Health Innovation Week offers a series of events focused on ways that information technology and the Web are changing health care Topics include vertical search online social networks tools for consumers and focusing on the emergence of the data utility layer Markle s Carol Diamond hosts a special panel discussion on the Blue Button Initiative 2010 Connected Health Symposium Markle s Managing Director Carol Diamond participates on a plenary panel to discuss Short Takes for the Long Run Four Fresh Ideas for Improving Healthcare at the 2010 Connected Health Symposium in Boston This event brings together over 100 distinguished speakers from various areas of the health care industry to discuss and debate how to shift health care beyond a clinical setting and into the everyday lives of individuals in need of help Latest Consumer Technology Innovations and Business Models Moderated Discussion Until recently consumerism has not been a characteristic of the health care industry This session will consider the business models that drive personal health technology innovation Connecting American to Their Health Care Opening Remarks Keynote David Lansky from Markle Foundation Steve Downs from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Patrick Kennedy U S Representative D RI make the opening remarks at the 2006 PHR Conference Leading Health Care and Information Technology Groups Endorse Common Framework for Health Information Exchange to Support Improvements in Health and Healthcare New York NY and Washington DC Thirteen major health and information technology organizations in an unprecedented joint collaboration today endorsed a Common Framework to support improved health information exchange in the United States while protecting patient privacy The collaborating organizations have identified the vital design elements of standards policies and methods for creating a new information environment that would allow health care professionals institutions and individual Americans to exchange health information in order to improve patient care These recommendations

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