OK so here we start treading into some testy waters due to confidentiality and control, but this is about awareness of the possibilities to open us up for the options. This reminds me of the movie Roadhouse with Patrick Swayze. In the movie he goes into the emerge room after a brawl at a rough club he started bouncing at and he hands the emerge Doctor a 3" thick folio with all of his medical history.
- Integrated Medical History
- All treatments
- Structured and Un-structured data – X-rays, medical freeform notes, images
- Family Tree medical history – the doctor knows that you have a medical history of heart disease when you come into emerge unconscious and unable to answer some important question.
- DNA encoding (designer drugs for your treatment)
- Allows for understanding of predisposition
- Global accessibility – you are travelling to Mexico, India or China and get sick, give them access to the information and even link them with your family physician.
- Continuous Health Monitoring
- Data Collection
- Event Monitoring
This is like the GM On*Star commercial where you can run a report or you get an email giving a healthcheck update. Or maybe you are under some special treatment or care and can your treatment facility start to warn you ahead of time based on previous experience. Drug interactions and so forth
So is it feasible
- Yes the technology is there and very practical
What are the issues…
- Control of accessibility
- Accessibility globally – how
- Ownership and Payment – where does the information reside and who pays for the infrastructure
- Need for extreme data quality