eHealth Strategy by Physicians, for Physicians
A physician owned eHealth Services organization
health care industry doesn't move quickly to automate, there are politicians in
Washington that are itching to have the government regulate all aspects of the
market for electronic records."
David Brailer, M.D., national health information technology coordinator at the
Department of Health and Human Services
To elimate confusion and establish trust in the
emerging eHealth technologies, a physician owned eHealth Services
organization should exist to promote the efficient and intelligent use of
emerging Internet technologies by physicians, and all of the participants
in the continuum of care.
The internet has changed the way we disseminate information, gain
knowledge, and provide healthcare. Even though the healthcare industry has
yet to fully realize the potential of the Internet, the Web is only the
beginning. Several emerging technologies will be changing the rules again.
Network device connectivity technologies will
network-enable all healthcare devices. Together with faster, new wireless
technologies, new devices will be designed, and the adoption rate of
mobile, handheld computers in healthcare will grow feverously.
Intelligent, autonomous, software agents that guide the patient through
the continuum of care, will extend the reach of healthcare providers to
all places at all times. Web services will integrate the information
systems of all those involved in the continuum of care. This website will
discuss these new concepts, and how they might be applied in healthcare.