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May 13th, 2010
Christian Seebode

In her post on e-patients.net Susannah Fox gives a couple of data about the relationship of patients and their willingness to use the internet to communicate. Her central point However, the internet does not replace doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.  93% of people living with chronic disease turn to a health professional for medical […]

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 […]

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 […]

March 21st, 2010
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 physician http://www.healthtechwire.com/The-Industry-s-News-unb.146+M5302a6735b6.0.html Technology must assume responsibility here. I deliberately take out astatement […]

February 13th, 2010
Christian Seebode

A recent discussion in the Health Care Blog caught my attention: http://www.thehealthcareblog.com/the_health_care_blog/2010/02/by-matthew-holt—-the-not-huge-world-of-health-20-participatory-medicine-and—epatients-has-been-fretting-itself-about.html I support Mathtew’s view: So I’m bemused by Darthmed’s demand that “Health 2.0 – prove yourself quickly or step aside” Health 2.0 is part of a much larger societal process, and it ain’t going anywhere while there are sick people and while technology […]

February 8th, 2010
Christian Seebode

With Patient Centered IT we try to document applications to put patients in control. This norwegian system for diabetes control shows this in an impressive way. http://www.egovmonitor.com/node/33376 “It would not been possible to develop this tool without involving people with diabetes over a period as long as two years,” This is the central issue. Whether […]

February 8th, 2010
Christian Seebode

IF AIR TRAVEL WORKED LIKE HEALTH CARE The case for Patient Centered IT. The bit i like most: ‘Is anyone else cheaper?’ ‘Sorry Sir, i wouldn’t know that’

January 3rd, 2010
Christian Seebode

In this survey published by http://www.healthleadersmedia.com some of the aspects of the management difficulties for healthcare organisations that are trying to provide a better patient experience are documented. This somehow relates to my observation that patients are not perceived as vital players in healthcare delivery. The combination of patients being the source of all activities […]

November 25th, 2009
Christian Seebode

David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P. National Coordinator for Health Information Technology U.S. Department of Health & Human Services As the many activities mandated by the HITECH Act move forward, I want to take a moment to share my vision of the overarching goal and some of its implications.  Our goal, above all else, is to make […]

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, […]