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MedicalQuack
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MedicalQuack,
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8/26/2014 | 2:48:06 PM
Integration has a long ways to go here..
If you look at the Mayo app, patients can only add input, can't take their records with them, it's a one way street and that may be related to the fact that all EMR records from Mayo are de-identified and go to Optum labs whereby paying clients like Boston Scientific pay to mine the data to find inforamtion about their products.  It clearly competes w/FDA Sentinel program but gives income to Mayo, McLaren, Dignity and other hospitals who send their medical records to Optum Labs.

So why would anyone as it stands right now want to use the Mayo app as a patient?  It could change once they get the platform moving along.  This is going to be a big deal with EMRs too as you mentioned the privacy issues are there along with HIPAA.  So far they have not done anything different than what HealthVault for example offers. 


Even Dr. Halamka at Harvard doesn't have  clue yet he said recently on adding patient data but it's on his list of things to do this year...so good luck.  Also heard Apple was talking to insurers and I'm sure they are on a fact finding mission, but have Apple coders and United Healthcare coders, a company that gets 1/3 of it's revenue anymore from code and analytics, site down together and write code..I'm headed for the exits, thank you very much:)

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-quiet-and-unspoken-consumer.html

 
Alison_Diana
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8/12/2014 | 5:38:23 PM
Re: Health information
It will, won't it? You'd imagine they'll be better outcomes if/when technologists and clinicians determine the most efficient and effective way to pull out useful info from patients' thousands of notations about how far they walked, sleep patterns, and diet, etc. The most popular approach I've heard is a traffic light type dashboard that takes patient data, analyzes it, and integrates into an EMR to show doctors green (all is well); red (patient is not complying with whatever exercise/sleep/diet prescribed), or amber (something's amiss in one or several areas). 
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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8/12/2014 | 4:17:32 PM
Health information
It will be interesting to see whether relying on data generated by patients produces better or worse clinical outcomes.


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