Archive for November 10th, 2008

PHR Presenations at AMIA

November 10, 2008

At the American Medical Informatics Association, there have been panels and papers on PHRs. This morning was a panel including John Halamka of Partners Healthcare and Roni Zeiger of Google Health discussing the different models – tethered, provider based, platforms, commercial based, etc. The Q & A provided some interesting insights, particularly a question about what to expect next – to take patient symptoms and conditions and then generate a selected list of questions to ask your doctor.

Coincidentally, there was an announcement by the Cleveland Clinic today (not on the panel) of a partnership with Microsoft HealthVault to collection information from home monitoriing devices and feed them through HealthVault into the MyChart PHR.

Another presentation was on consumer-based folksonomies within based on symptoms entered. Someone suggested that within these online communities, patients begin to approximate the physician taxonomy based on their desired to communicate effectively with their physicians.

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