Monday, April 7, 2008

Medicine 2.0 Blog Carnival

Excellent threads by...
Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD
Bombay, Maharashtra, India

To summarise, I feel there are 4 major influences which will help patients to regain control over their healthcare.

1. Patients will keep their own medical records using a PHR ( Personal Health Record)

2. Information Therapy can be prescribed to them, tailored to their needs, based on their medical problems captured in the PHR

3. Web 2.0 technologies will allow them to form social communities to help and support each other

4. We can deliver this information to them 24/7 through their mobile, wherever they maybe, whenever they need it !

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

check it out ... Personal Control of Health Data and Patient-Provider Communications?

Personal Health Records: Personal Control of Health Data and Patient-Provider Communications, 2nd in a 3-part Series
Apr 03, 2008, 12:30 PM-02:00 PM
Web Teleconference


This teleconference, sponsored by the AHRQ National Resource Center for Health IT and moderated by Teresa Zayas-Caban of AHRQ, is the second in a three-part series on Personal Health Records (PHRs). The presenters, Kenneth Mandl of Children's Hospital in Boston and Jonathan Wald of Partners HealthCare, will talk about Children's Hospital Informatics Program's (CHIP) experience designing and implementing Indivo. Indivo is a personally controlled health record with the ability to integrate information from numerous and diverse healthcare databases. With an emphasis on strict patient control, it allows patients to maintain electronic copies of their records in a storage site of their choosing. CHIP is now collaborating with Dossia to adapt Indivo for its company employees and dependents. Also discussed will be Partners HealthCare's patient portal, Patient Gateway, and how it has fostered patient-provider communication and improved patient access to personalized information. Patient Gateway is linked to patients' electronic health record, giving providers and patients the opportunity to share and discuss a patient's health care needs and concerns. The presenters will describe the challenges they have encountered while implementing their PHRs, as well as the dialogue that has resulted between patients and healthcare providers.

These web conferences are free and open to the public, but space is extremely limited, so register today.


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