Regular readers know about “Mighty Casey” [left]: a very outspoken advocate for patient centered care who died in April. As her BMJ obituary said, she notoriously had a QR code tattooed onto her chest, linking to her complete medical history … because nobody in the health system could or would gather it all. So she did it herself. That’s an empowered patient!
Well, it got the attention of people working in FHIR health data standards. And this past weekend, at an event called a “Connectathon,” they hacked together a starter version of Casey’s dream.
Here’s the result – scan this QR code with your phone (or follow this link … same thing). It produces a human readable version of some of my own medical data.[Read more…]