This is a follow up to the earlier post on personal health data and empowering patients to make right decisions – Patients Should Own Their Data to Make Medical Care Better.
Clinicians, policy makers, everyone can only perform at the top of their training if the relevant information is available where and when it’s needed. Here is another speech by Dave deBronkart (also known as epatient Dave) on the value of liberating health data from the clutches of the legacy health care systems.
You can read the full post here: http://epatientdave.com/2012/06/03/information-at-the-point-where-its-needed-can-save-a-life-new-speech
Liberating the health care and clinical data is a win-win situation for all the parties involved including the patients, physicians, and the payors.
Let us hope that the recent developments in the technology such as cloud computing and proliferation of the smart phone / tablet devices will help engaging the patients by liberating personal health care data by Health Information Technology (HIT) solution providers.