What is the connected health movement?
As part of healthcare reform, the connected health movement would facilitate the sharing of electronic medical records between healthcare providers, but also allow patients to control their medical information via health information technology.
The connected health movement can be looked at a number of ways. We want our electronic record systems to talk to each other
and be able to share information. [MUSIC PLAYING]
Today, if you go to a health care institution that's got Brand X hospital information system or EMR,
you can have an absolutely wonderful experience throughout not only that health care institution, but others around the country that might be using that same system.
But literally, you can walk across the street to a hospital that's using a different system and is really, really hard to get your information
across to that other system. So a lot of people are working on solving that problem. And again, as part of health care reform,
there are mandates around a certain level of sharing. But we need to get much better about that. That's part of connected health.
The other part of connected health I think really involves you as a patient and as the consumer, is how do you connect electronically
to your data, your doctor, your hospital, your experts? It's health care is more than just about providing sick care,
as we've talked about. It's about everything. It's about your diet, your fitness, your mental health, your satisfaction in life.
And it's really, how do we connect all of that into an ecosystem of total care, particularly if we're really going to start focusing on how do we keep you optimally
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