The 5 tools in this breakout continued to add fire to the empowered patient movement. By enabling consumer data access at the tip of your fingers, the technology demonstrations highlighted here showcased the varied and encompassing ways we can all better understand and act on our health.
George Margelis, of Care Innovations, an Intel GE joint venture, introduces us to five demos from companies that strive to improve patient and physician communication both inside and outside the doctor’s office.
iBlueButton improves patient and provider communication by allowing the patient to add their current complaint, diagnosis, medication, etc to the record and “push” it to their doctor in real time.
Head of the ONC, Farzad Mostashari introduces the EHR Accessibility Module Challenge, Blue Button Mash-up, and Advisory Board Challenge.
In 2010, with the increased complexity of moving data, technological solutions linking data in different systems while tackling the thorny issues of privacy, identity, and permissions became more important.
This panel displayed some of those leading solutions and the many unplatforms it needs to connect with, including a demonstration of the 2010 Health 2.0 Accelerator Apps Network, which combineed 7 different technologies to solve the problems of care coordination in and outside of the hospital or doctor’s office. (UnPlatforms comprise the next frontier in moving data between web/mobile/ubiquitous internet connected devices).
Inspired by a keynote we heard some time back from Mark Smith at California Health Care Foundation, and by the work of organizations such as West Wireless Health Institute, we’re going to push the envelope on how Health 2.0 technologies and the companies using them can actually lower the cost of health care. Here we show new models for care delivery, new Health 2.0 technologies that reduce costs, and new technology models that take advantage of lightweight tools and rapid cycles for development and deployment. We also address alternate funding models that are tailored for a lower cost, faster and more iterative approach in health technology innovation.
Bettina Experton, President and CEO, Humetrix
Bettina’s been a national health policy advisor in three continents, and here she’ll show us Humetrix’ “portable, mobile HIE solutions.” U-BeWell is USB based, while MediSee works on the smart phone. Both give patients control over sending records from multiple sites to their physicians with no logins or previous integration required.