Let’s make it easier to access data

There’s a different aspect of Allscripts Open initiative that occurred to me while I was watching a TED talk by Intel’s Eric Dishman. That idea is Care Anywhere. Previously, I had limited my thinking about Open as being a data-sharing, innovation, collaboration initiative. But Open is about more than breaking down the silos around information. It’s about helping to transform care by making it easier for patients and providers to escape physical limitations around care delivery. Overcoming physical barriers to detect heart trouble Spaulding International has an electrocardiogram (ECG) device that patients can use anywhere, with the result saved in the patient’s electronic health record (EHR). The patient no longer has to go to the physical hospital for an ECG. Compare that with wearing a Holter monitor, a technology that has been in clinical use since the 1960s. You go […]