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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 [...]

November 11th, 2010
Christian Seebode

Just a quick wrap-up of what I experienced at Mozilla drumbeat. First of all: this was a non healthcare event. It was about open education, sharing, improvement and freedom of the web. Personally I hooked on a thread about web development skills and how one could enforce various skills, badges(certificates) to have a better web [...]

August 22nd, 2010
Christian Seebode

Medical tourism is special in many aspects. Patients travel first to be treated. Main drivers for this behavior are quality and/or price. This makes medical tourism a real market scenario with real customers.
Patient Choice
The first remarkable thing about medical tourism is choice. Whatever the reason is that patient choice is often not possible in general [...]

July 17th, 2010
Christian Seebode

This post with the story of Bill Claxton a patient suffering from a rare neuroendocrine cancer called carcinoid is amazing. It shows how a patient claims a patient centered approach and achieves to succeed. Success is owed to

developing a surgical plan, and
assembling a multidisciplinary medical team

all done by himself. This is an outstanding [...]

May 8th, 2010
Christian Seebode

A recent post by ROB LAMBERTS in The Health Care Blog about the importance of primary care physicians made me rethink the relationship of patients, doctors and information systems. To me the role of family primary care doctors is undisputable.
Part of the reason is given by ROB himself:
The solution from an overall cost standpoint [...]

April 8th, 2010
Christian Seebode

Very important findings from a study commented in Healthcare IT News emphasize the significance of careful application of
Healthcare IT or Patient Centered IT tools. They are by no means a general purpose solution for anything what is wrong in healthcare nor a substitute for
face to face encounters between patient and physician. In fact an EMR [...]

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 [...]