How To Counter Fake News January 05, 2017 Foreign Affairs

Technology Can Help Distinguish Fact From Fiction

Data Fracking Is Good For Your Health December 21, 2016 TEDx

More people die from avoidable medical errors than from gunshot wounds, breast cancer, and vehicular accidents combined. 

But the medical data that could save those lives are trapped in multiple layers of paper and obsolete IT systems. Peter shares potential solutions to “frack” and liberate these layers of data to save lives.

Former Chief Medical Officer for Nation’s Largest Customer-Owned Health Insurer… September 08, 2016

Dr. Stephen L. Ondra, Decorated Army Veteran, Served as White House Health Technology Advisor and Program Director of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University


Automated War September 05, 2016 Foreign Affairs

How to Think About Intelligent Autonomous Systems in the Military

Open Source Software and the Department of Defense August 30, 2016 Center for a New American Security

Senior leaders across the defense establishment are justifiably concerned about the erosion of U.S. military technical superiority and have recently launched several 

Amida Technology Solutions Welcomes Governor Martin J. O’Malley as Advisor July 07, 2016

Former Governor of Maryland and Mayor of Baltimore brings experience using data for social good to Maryland-based start-up dedicated to open data, data security, and data interoperability

Fear of lost privacy costs lives January 28, 2016 Federal Computer Week

Avoidable medical errors -- so-called preventable adverse events, or PAEs -- contribute to the deaths of approximately 400,000 Americans each year. 

Imagine a World of Good Data January 28, 2016 Stanford Social Innovation Review

Unless we prioritize government collection, analysis, and distribution of data, public officials will continue to make decisions with limited facts, and citizens will get poorer services from the government than from the private sector.

IoT and Healthcare January 27, 2016 Medium

Connecting smart biological sensors to the internet is not a new idea. There are already dozens of products in the market that continuously monitor blood glucose and heart function, for example, and enable secure remote management for clinicians and caretakers.

Amida Technology Solutions Announces “DRE 2.0” December 01, 2015

Blue Button software component will include HL7’s Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR)

When will we decide to hit back on cybersecurity? October 09, 2015 The Hill

The recent cyber intrusions into Sony and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management have highlighted to the general public a festering weakness

The Shared Agenda: how patient-centered health information technologies help do… June 15, 2015 Medium

Mehret is with Amida Technology Solutions, Ellen is with Medecision, and Peter is with Amida Technology Solutions

Let’s Use Data and Tech to Create a Government that Works June 02, 2015 Techonomy

In 1899, so the fable goes, a hapless director of the patent office suggested to then-President McKinley that the agency be abolished because “everything that can be invented has been invented.”

Amida announces fourth release of the Data Reconciliation Engine and new team m… March 16, 2015

Strategic additions include Scott Gould, Sonal Shah, Dan Boneh, Alec Ross as advisors, and Chantale Wong and Alicia Phillips Mandaville in senior management roles

Amida Releases Enhanced Blue Button Software Component September 02, 2014

Now includes CMS Blue Button file support and improved matching capabilities

Amida Releases New Blue Button Software Component June 02, 2014

Supports National Initiative to Provide Easy Access to Consumer Health Records Didn't Have to Be a Disaster November 11, 2013 Foreign Affairs

Assigning blame for’s disastrous rollout has been about as entertaining as thrashing about in a room full of piñatas without a blindfold

The Willie Suttons of the Cyberage June 26, 2013 Foreign Policy

Can we stop bad guys from getting into U.S. networks?

Defending Data at the Department of Veterans Affairs June 18, 2013 Foreign Affairs

There is a hilarious scene in the 1991 movie “L.A. Story” in which the protagonist, Harris (Steve Martin, who also wrote the screenplay), is mugged on a busy street as he withdraws cash from an ATM. The cavalier crook happens to be next in an adjacent line of stalkers, and he introduces himself as “your robber today”;

Guest Article: Shakespeare in Namespace, or why Blue Button took off as fast as… June 15, 2013 The Healthcare IT Guy

I had the privilege of working with Dr. Peter Levin as an outside technology strategy adviser while he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Veterans Affairs during the first Obama Administration

Fixing VA-DOD health system fiasco May 14, 2013 Politico

As health care plans nationwide enter the home stretch of implementing electronic records under the framework of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, and military service disability claims backlogs grow in size and attention, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pentagon need a much more coherent approach to modernize and deploy their electronic health record systems.