One of my Boston Technology Leadership Council colleagues, J. Trent Adams, reached out and recruited me, along with Anthony Broad-Crawford and a few others, to investigate setting up a Health Care Task Force under the auspices of the DataPortability Project.
We'll have an initial round of discussions. If we reach a consensus around identifying key practical issues for consumer data portability in health care, then we'll most likely publish an initial position paper to highlight those issues. If all goes well, we'd move on to consider specific use cases and practical implications for consumers and service providers, identifying technical, legal, and social ramifications along the way. At that point, we'd likely issue a position paper to summarize the field and to propose next steps to help players develop consistent, reasonable approaches to health data portability. All of this would be coupled with public presentations, panels, blog entries, you name it, throughout the process.
Check out the DataPortability Project FAQ for more information about the general, non-healthcare specific initiative, and please let me know if you'd like to join the Health Care conversation.