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The 'Internet Of Me' Is Getting Real In Healthcare
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5/27/2015 | 1:52:54 PM
Still untapped
No doubt healthcare is the biggest area where data can lead to bigger and better innovations.  According to the CSC CIO Survey, 75% of respondents believe analytics and big data has a positive impact on productivity and efficiency — with the healthcare industry at the front of the pack at 90 percent. Likewise, healthcare CIOs see the biggest impact on innovation. We just need to keep fueling the fire.  Peter Fretty, IDG blogger working on behalf of CSC
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5/26/2015 | 5:03:17 PM
anything but average

"Healthcare is changing," said Karaboutis. "It's no longer about treating symptoms. It's about outcomes."

I can't wait unitl this becomes a reality. I always have a hard time when I go to the doctor's with a fever. I run low, closer to 96.8 not 98.6, so 100 degrees F for me is rather high, but since they mentally calculate a 1.4 degree difference from 'normal' instead of the closer to 3.2 degrees, they just shrug it off. I'm sure there are other things where I am anything but average and therefore need a different treatment than the average person.

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5/12/2015 | 9:24:04 PM
How the Grinch Stole Precision Medicine (vs. the Promise of Health IT)

At the clinical level, the "Internet of Me" and Precision Medicine is called functional medicine and biologic dentistry. We are already doing it, and getting healthier, if we are lucky enough to have found it, after being unlucky enough to have gotten misery and mystery chronic diseases.

It focuses on the individual's genetic code and toxins, like the reading the owner's manual and combining diagnostics-indicated and routine service to keep your car humming, or your musical instrument in tune. Gunk and gum them up, and the motor, ride, music, and life is not so sweet.


Unfortunately, the biggest interoperability problems we face are not in data analytics. They are inside our bodies and mouths, where medical and dental devices are installed without prior individual biocompatibility screening for tolerance vs. toxicity of materials. They are installed without patient labels. They are installed without patient written informed consent. They are installed without being recorded in our EHRs (vs. our dental records - now that is a Big Data interoperability problem). They are blind to our physicians, ACOs, insurers, governments, and health IT, and we are blind to/blindsided by, their toxic ill effects if we live on the ends of the bell curve.


For the 20%-40% of the population who do not methylate i.e. clear toxins well - the numbers increase as we age - it means Christmas isn't coming, the Grinch stole our bodies, brains, cells, health, vigor, youth, memories, mobility, moods, and soul.


So let the Administration and Congress first fix the biggest health problem hiding in plain sight as Job One - the medieval regulations governing installed medical and dental devices. Let the Grinch's heart, and our health, grow three sizes that day.


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