As healthcare progresses, my business is changing: new speech topics, and more advisory projects. This is a two-part video of a new speech last month, at the New England chapter of HIMSS (the big health IT systems society). Finally clients are agreeing that there’s more to talk about than “Dave’s scary cancer story” – most of this speech is information that didn’t exist when I started giving speeches. Predictions are coming true, so new imperatives emerge.
The videos: (Email subscribers, if you can’t see the videos, click the headline to come online.)
It’s time to think differently – again.
The culture is changing and technology is changing, and they are not in sync. The thrust of this talk is simple: anytime relevant data exists and is not present where it’s needed, medicine will necessarily fall short of what it could have done. That applies both to patient health records and to data we as patients are generating that our doctors generally can’t see.
Yesterday I had the thrill of watching my daughter run the Boston Marathon, and one of the most-yelled cheers to the runners was “You can do this!” That’s my message too to everyone on the system vendor side and the practitioner side: you can do this! Let’s do this thing – do everything in our power to make all relevant information available at the point of need. So much is at stake.
Update: Here are the slides. (If you can’t see them, click here to view on Slideshare.)