re: Informatics Pioneer Says Healthcare Needs Better Systems
Totally agree with the article. There is so much that computer science can give healthcare, and is not. I am a licensed clinician, a research statistician, and I.T. pro. Each of those disciplines tend to be their own island. Clinical diagnostic support, treatment coordination, nursing notes, community aftercare support, patient compliance history, tx response history, history of presenting symptoms, social networking support, gov't health programs that may be of assistance, coordination with out-of-network hospitals and treatment providers, etc... Nobody can keep up with all that without better informatics support. And I haven't even breached biopsychosocial assessments and intervention history or gene mapping and analysis.