NHII Advisors News
June 6 2013: Dr. William Yasnoff is featured in an article entitled "Is Now the Time for Health Record Banks?". In the article, the current failure of health information exchanges (HIEs) is described as well as the potential to transform these efforts into a successful health information infrastructure with health record banks. Dr. Yasnoff will be giving a presentation detailing his vision for health record banks at the upcoming Digital Healthcare Conference on June 10th in Madison, WI.
April 10, 2013: An interview with Dr. William Yasnoff for the Patients Know Best blog was posted regarding the future of health information infrastructure. In it, Dr. Yasnoff describes in detail how the health record banking approach, incorporating community repositories of comprehensive electronic patient records with access controlled by patients, solves the key problems of privacy, stakeholder cooperation, electronic standardized information, and financial sustainability that have been problematic in current efforts.
April 8, 2013: Dr. William Yasnoff was quoted responding to the latest grants from ONC to promote HIE Governance. He indicated that ONC's latest efforts are misguided as long as patients do not control their own data. He urged ONC to adopt the health record banking approach incorporating community repositories of electronic patient records with access controlled by patients to ensure the availability of comprehensive patient information when and where needed.
March 12, 2013: The Journal of the AMA published a Viewpoint advocating health record banks entitled, "Putting Health IT on the Path to Success." Authored by HRBA President William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, and HRBA Advisory Board members Latanya Sweeney, PhD, and Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD, the article highlights the growing and consistent published evidence of the failure of the current approach to health information exchange (HIE) that leaves patients' electronic medical records where they happen to be created. It goes on to list the reasons why this "scattered" record architecture can never be successful. Finally, the Viewpoint urges physicians to support health record banking, which solves the problems of privacy, stakeholder cooperation, and financial sustainability that have stymied current HIE efforts through the implementation of patient-controlled, community-based repositories of electronic medical records (as described in detail in the HRBA Architecture and Business Model white papers).
June 19, 2012: Dr William Yasnoff published a guest column at NHINWatch.com entitled, "Measuring Health Information Infrastructure Progress"
Dr. William Yasnoff served as one of four core faculty for the course, "Advanced Public Health Informatics Applications," at the Institute for Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota.
April 17, 2012:
Dr William Yasnoff published a guest column
at NHINWatch.com entitled, "Harvard's Data Privacy Lab launching health record bank"
October 25, 2011:
Dr William Yasnoff gave a presentation entitled "Ten Years of Public Health Informatics Progress: Comparing Consensus Recommendations in 2001 and 2011" at the annual conference of the American Medical Informatics Association
September 28, 2011:
Dr. William Yasnoff gave the inaugural Distinguished Lecture, Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota. His presentation was entitled, "Integrating Public Health and Clinical Care Using Electronic Health Information"
September 20, 2011: Dr. William Yasnoff
published a guest column at NHINWatch.com entitlted, "Solving the right health IT problem."
May 25, 2011: Dr. William Yasnoff
is giving the opening keynote at the Spring meeting
of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). His presentation, "Public Health Informatics: The Next Frontier" provides an overview of the progress made since the historic Spring AMIA meeting in 2001 that developed the first consensus national agenda for public health informatics (organized and chaired by Dr. Yasnoff).
May 13, 2011: Dr. William Yasnoff
gave the presentation at Informatics Grand Rounds at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Yasnoff serves as Adjunct Professor in the Division of Health Sciences Informatics at Hopkins.
June 18, 2010: Dr. William Yasnoff
gave a keynote presentation entitled, "Developing a Feasible and Sustainable Health Information Infrastructure,"
at the Arizona AHIMA meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
October 29, 2009:
Dr. William Yasnoff gave a presentation
at the Southern California Health Care Summit in Ontario, CA.
October 1, 2009: Perspective: Health Record Banking in an ARRA World
. Patty Enrado, editor of the Health IT news portal nhinwatch.com, reports on the ongoing development and implementation of health record banks (HRBs) that is continuing after the passage of the HITECH/ARRA legislation, and how HRBs can be the foundation of health information exchange in communities in support of meaningful use of electronic health records, allowing physicians to qualify for stimulus funds. Dr. William Yasnoff is quoted extensively.
July 10, 2009:
Dr. William Yasnoff gave a presentation entitled "How to Develop a Sustainable Community Health Information Infrastructure"
at the Health IT Workshop
given by the Institute for Family Health (sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration) in New York City.
April 6, 2009:
Drs. Deborah Peel and William Yasnoff gave a presentation entitled "Patient-Controlled Health Record Banks: An Answer to the HIT Privacy Problem?" at the HIMSS Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL (Event #52, 9:45 am, Convention Center S 406 b). Slide presentation by Dr. Peel
. Slide presentation by Dr. Yasnoff
March 30, 2009:
. William Yasnoff presented "Health IT Opportunities and Challenges" at 3:45 pm to the National Council on Disability meeting in Washington, DC.
February 23, 2009:
Dr. William Yasnoff gave a presentation at the closing keynote panel, "Privacy in a Networked Era - Preparing for the Future of Health Care Delivery"
at the World Healthcare Congress 2nd Annual Leadership Summit on Consumer Connectivity
in Carlsbad, CA.
February 12, 2009:
Dr. William Yasnoff gave a presentation on the panel "The Impact of Data and Information on Health Care Delivery - Understanding Technology and Legal Constraints to Success"
at the Healthcare in 2009
meeting sponsored by Baker & McKenzie and Bank Street Group in New York, NY.
January 20, 2009:
Dr. William Yasnoff is a co-author, with Dr. Holly Miller and Mr. Howard Burde, of the newly-published book, Personal Health Records: The Essential Missing Element in 21st Century Healthcare
(HIMSS, 2009). Dr. Yasnoff is the primary author of the chapters on Architecture and Sustainability.
January 19, 2009:
In a podcast interview
for IT Compliance Advisor
, William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, talks about privacy issues related to health IT and how health record banks can address them.
December 19, 2008:
Business Week online op-ed on Health Record Banking. In an op-ed in Business Week online entitled "Electronic Records Are Key to Health-Care Reform"
, William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, describes how health record banks can solve the problem of making complete patient records available at any point of care and providing EMRs to all physicians while fully protecting individual privacy. He then outlines the policies that the new Obama Administration should adopt to encourage the development of health record banks with only modest new Federal expenditures.
December 18, 2008:
HIMSS publishes new book on PHRs featuring the health record bank model. The book, "Personal Health Records: The Essential Missing Element in 21st Century Healthcare,"
is co-authored by Holly Miller, MD, MBA, William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD (Founder and President of HRBA), and Howard Burde, Esq. It provides a comprehensive overview and discussion of the many issues pertaining to the adoption and use of personal health records, with chapters on PHR architecture (including the health record bank model), PHR law, and PHR business sustainability models.
December 5, 2008:
Drs. Katherine Ball and William Yasnoff gave a presentation entitled "Averting the Collision: Privacy Doctrine & Health Information Exchange"
at the eHealth Initiative Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
November 20, 2008:
Government Health IT Editorial, "Reinstate e-health privacy"
, by Dr. William Yasnoff explains why the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not really assure privacy.
July 10, 2008:
In a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine (extract
-- subscription required for complete text), the weakening of privacy that would result from extending HIPAA to personal health records (PHRs) or health record banks is explained. More information
December 11, 2007:
Health Record Banking Alliance is featured in this article
about Dr. Yasnoff in the Wall St. Journal.
November 8, 2007:
Dr. William Yasnoff gave a talk entitled "Health Record Banks: empowering Consumers to Control Their Own Information"
at the Consumer-Centric Healthcare Congress in Washington DC.
June 1, 2007:
Dr. William Yasnoff presented "A Feasible Path to Sustainable Community Health Information Infrastructure"
at the Northeast Florida Health Information Initiative Summit in Jacksonville, FL.
April 20, 2007:
Dr. William Yasnoff gave the keynote entitled "A Feasible Path to Sustainable Community Health Information Infrastructure" at the Medical Transcription Industry Association (MTIA) meeting in Jacksonville, FL.
March 22, 2007:
Need for health information infrastructure for health information infrastructure for biosurveillance highlighted. In an article entitled "Biosurveillance Evolution"
in Health Data Management, the importance of a national health information infrastructure to provide the data needed by public health agencies for early detection of outbreaks and other adverse population health events is described. The article includes several quotes from an interview with Dr. William Yasnoff.
March 22, 2007:
Dr. William Yasnoff to keynote Health Data Management's Clinical Automation Summit to be held Sept. 17-18 in suburban Chicago.
March 7, 2007:
Dr. William Yasnoff discusses health record banks in an interview with Dr. Ron Pion on BigMediaUSA.com Rx Radio: Your Prescription for Health
March 6, 2007:
Dr.. William Yasnoff participated in a panel entitled "Health Record Banking" at the 5th National Medical Banking Institute
in Marietta, GA.
March 3, 2007:
Dr. William Yasnoff answers questions about health record banks in an interview with HIMSS Insider
February 27, 2007:
Dr. William Yasnoff describes the need for health record banks to build the nation's health information infrastructure in an editorial in Healthcare IT News
published during the recent HIMSS meeting in New Orleans.
February 25, 2007:
Dr. William Yasnoff joined Dave Witter (from Oregon) in presenting "RHIO Business Models - Innovation for Sustainability"
at the HIMSS RHIO Symposium in New Orleans (just prior to the HIMSS 2007 Annual Meeting).
February 21, 2007:
Dr. William Yasnoff gave a presentation entitled "A Feasible Path to Sustainable Community Health Information Infrastructure"
to the Health Information Exchange standing committee of the Georgia Health Information Technology and Transparency (HITT) Advisory Board (created by Executive Order of the Governor).
February 18, 2007:
In a New York Times article entitled "Warnings Over Privacy of U.S. Health Network,"
Dr. William Yasnoff comments on the need for increased privacy protection as a prerequisite to successful health information infrastructure. The health record banking legislation from the last session of Congress is also mentioned.
February 14, 2007:
William Yasnoff suggests health record bank for Wisconsin in an
with the Wisconsin Technology Network.
November 18, 2006:
Dr. William Yasnoff gave a plenary presentation at the Annual Meeting of the National Foundation of Women Legislators in Avon, Colorado (more information
November 9, 2006:
Dr. William Yasnoff gave a panel presentation at the Consumer-Centric Healthcare Congress
in Washington, D.C.
October 8, 2006:
Dr. William Yasnoff gave a presentation on health record banking at the Cerner Healthcare Leadership Forum in Orlando.