Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Why Facebook should be a template for electronic medical records

Facebook a template for electronic medical records - not as radical as it might sound at first. I blogged the same point back in 2008
A Facebook Medical Record

It sounds like Facebook would make a great starting template for a vast interconnected medical records system. But the reality is that the electronic medical record (EMR) industry is still stuck in the era of the BBS.

Open easy access that includes mandated sharing and open standards rather than the proprietary old fashion mechanism currently entrenched in the EMR systems. I'm willing to be that patients might drive this in the near future as we move to a more personalized system that is managed with individuals managing and controlling their personal health record.

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