Meaningful Use- Communication with patients as part of EHR systems!
Your patients WANT meaningful use now. It’s not just for physicians anymore.
As part of the latest stage of meaningful use, portals must be a part of the system so that patients can actively participate in electronic health record systems…and they want it!
Public participation was a topic visited at the Digital Health Summit, as part of the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.
The CEO of MD Revolution points out
“It’s not about the physician (any more) – it’s about everybody but the physician”
In other words, in dealing with EHR systems, the public has said “Let’s take the show on the road”. Both Abbe Don, from Epocrates and Lygeia Ricciardi, the director of consumer eHealth for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, spoke about this issue in their keynote talks stressing that the public wants control over not only their health data but also active interaction with solutions and devices that will enable them to do this. If health technology is not accessible in their doctors’ offices, they will seek their healthcare elsewhere according to Christopher Wasden, managing director for Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
- Provide biometric feedback in realtime
- Monitor blood pressure readings for hypertensives
- Follow glucose levels for diabetics controlling insulin
- Detect possible concussions in athletes
“We’re really trying to deploy computing onto the body.”