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November 20th, 2013
Christian Seebode

This a very interesting post about some facts of the drivers of changing healthcare. The impact of information and communication is measurable. However the measurements are often related to coarse grained concepts like healthcare costs. Information in the role of a therapeutical intervention or in the role of a framework for a changing society needs [...]

May 5th, 2013
Christian Seebode

This blog is about Patient Centered Information Technology. It assumes that there is a true and realistic benefit for people using information technology for their healthcare compared to those that doesn’t. This may be hard to prove but with more and more people engaging in this and havin the possibility the culture of healthcare is [...]

April 14th, 2013
Christian Seebode

The following study contains some promising results
http://www.jmir.org/2013/3/e65/
Patients with full EHR seem to be encouraged to particpate more in healthcare delivery. The EHR access triggers some behaviour to improve health literacy and active participation to cope with and handle zhe information contained in EHR. This is all in line with the concepts of the Patients Centered [...]

July 10th, 2010
Christian Seebode

It may be intuitive for some people for others not. The more you know the healthier you live. A study  investigating the influence of health literacy on the occurrence of hypoglycemic episodes in diabetic 2 patients reveals a significant relationship:
http://xnet.kp.org/newscenter/pressreleases/nat/2010/051910diabetes.html
The following quote depicts one main aspect of health illiteracy in this study
Serious hypoglycemic events occur [...]

November 3rd, 2009
Christian Seebode

In The Healthcare Blog DAVID C. KIBBE opens the case for widespread EHR adoption.

http://www.thehealthcareblog.com/the_health_care_blog/2009/11/back-to-basics-toward-a-core-set-of-relevant-and-portable-personal-health-information.html
This excellent claim receives my full support. Anyway David considers the difficulty to have medical data available everywhere …
No, the reason why we as citizens lack routine access to even the most basic summary of our personal health information, and therefore can’t [...]

October 26th, 2009
Christian Seebode

Our mind sits in an environment of intimidating complexity. Even if we learn about it every second of our life it’s just impossible to understand it completely. As a patient this huge discrepancy between the mere complexity of the human body and the poor knowledge we possess to handle it is the single most relevant [...]