March 21st, 2010 by Christian Seebode

WoHIT 2010 was taking place this week in Barcelona. Seems that Patient Centered Technology received considerable attention. Will come back on this.

I’d like to recite a post by Healt Tech Wire on a panel discussion about the changing relationship between patient and physicianwohit

Technology must assume responsibility here.

I deliberately take out astatement of Antoine Geissbuehler, MD, Service of Medical Informatics at the Geneva University Hospitals

“Not everybody is ready to give up a part of his or her own privacy to make eHealth happen. We must establish trust and demonstrate that ICT brings added value in order to overcome the barriers to sharing information,” concluded Geissbuehler. “Moving knowledge without moving people makes sense,” he said. “Countries must avoid becoming e-isolated. But eHealth adoption must be needs rather than technology-driven.”

I kind of subscribe to that. Especially that technology is just a company in a big game of cultural change. Anyway Technology can provide patterns, possibilities and propulsion for that change. A situation that takes it’s only justification from technology seems weird in this area. But there are lots of parameters in this category. Sometimes a development being purely a technological one opens unforeseen possibilities. I recommend to be open first to create creativityand then draw the limits. IT in healtcare is behind because there were so many limitations because of fearing the consquences. That’s the truth

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