Better Coordinated Care

In our last epic post, our CEO Anil cited a somewhat surprising development from a recent Politico article: the falling cost of Medicare’s spending per patient. Politico actually has an entire section devoted to the future of Medicare that explores where America’s largest single purchaser of health care could be...

Your Health Data Rights

Before I came to work at Ciitizen, I was the Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy at the HHS Office for Civil Rights, which is the office that oversees the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy, security and breach notification regulations. When you’re a privacy nerd like me,...

The Value of Our Health Data

Immediately upon joining Ciitizen as director of marketing and communications, I had a lot of homework to do. I understood the mission: to help sick patients, particularly those battling cancer, obtain and share their health data. I understood the point: the advance of precision medicine and modern care is dependent...

The Birth of Ciitizenship

Believe it or not, our de-identified health data has probably been bought and sold several times without our knowledge. Yet, getting a personal copy for our own use is like pulling teeth. Our records seem to be readily available when a large research company writes the hospital a check, but...