Posts Tagged ‘EHR’
We’ll discuss the history of the idea, current state of the Health Information Technology industry, and this emerging, yet granular quest to bake ‘public utility’ solutions that address well known problems inherent in legacy systems, and potential obstacles to innovation.
For context consider reading ‘The Challenge of Meaningful Use to Joe Sixpack MD: Guest Blog By R. Vaughn, MD’, ‘ Thinking About Flower: A Concept is Born‘ and ‘Speak Flower’.
This may be an idea who’s time has come and that just might develop traction in the market place of health reform ideas as HIPAA, legacy health information systems, and their closed/proprietary platforms, trip over each other, while “cloud options” represented by Google Health and Microsoft Health Vault make inroads into the growing consciousness associated with the “e-patient” or “Health 2.0” communities.
Why not view the patient or member’s health information as “intellectual property” (IP) which he or she “licenses” or “leases” to health care providers during the care process?
After all who “owns” the data? Is it the hospital, physician, or health plan? Or is it the patient or member assigned to or associated with one of more of those entities/providers? And just who bears the “duty of care” to protect this IP information consistent with the interests of it’s owner?
I say it’s the member or patient. He/she is the rightful owner of the “data” or information upon which all health care providers or physicians rely in total or part in order to exercise judgement appropriate to the care process.
Unfornuately, while the rightful owner of the data or health information, the patient or member often has to jump through hoops to obtain the information to which they hold rightful title.
Let’s get this one right. Put the member/patient at the table as the principal who leases or licenses his/her information to care providers and let see what that does for the accountability movement we now associate with health reform conversations.
Your thoughts are welcome; please chime in.
The planning committee for this “un-conference” which is scheduled for June has officially come together. The core planning group includes: Ryan Tarzy, President, http://www.medikeeper.com/, and Marc Needham, Corporate Director of Web Technology, Scripps Health, http://www.scripps.org/ who have joined Gregg Masters, Founder, http://preferredhospitals.com/ in crafting the initial agenda for this Health 2.0 event.
The official wiki for HealthCamp San Diego can be found at http://barcamp.org/HealthCampSanDiego.
We are looking at scheduling the conference to coincide either with AHIPs Insitutute 2009 event at the San Diego Convention Center http://www.ahip.org/links/institute2009/; or should the Southern California Chapter of HIMSS meet in San Diego, we might line up with their schedule as an alternate time.
We are enthusiatic about planning HealthCamp San Diego at a time when health reform and the value proposition of the health care equation, is at the center of a national conversation.