Here is the Tweetreach report from this weekends Partnership with Patients Summit and HealthCa.mp/KansasCity at Cerner in KansasCity, MO.902 Tweets,129 Contributors, 132,864 Accounts Reached, 1,842,782 impressionadownload
I came away from the previous session at the Partnership with Patients Summit where the discussion was around MRI safety and also about issues with Implantable devices.
I came away thinking this:
- We are empowered and engaged Patients
– If we are going to have a procedure that involves implanting a device in our bodies why don’t we insist on the information from the manufacturer. such as
— Device and Model Number
— Serial Number
— FDA Approval data
— Warranty information
— Life expectancy of the device
I am sure there is other information we should ask for but this would be a start. Then as patients why don’t we organize ourselves to post this information to a registry that we create and maintain.
Then spread the word to encourage others to take the same step and record and share this.
Ultimately we could push the hospitals to share this information as part of a BlueButton download.
While we are at it – Why don’t we crowd source a Leasehold contract for medical device manufacturers and doctors. What do I mean by this? I mean that if a doctor is going to implant a device he should sign a contract to “Lease” space in our bodies. With that Leasing contract comes certain stipulations that the tenant needs to comply with.
At Cerner world headquarters for the Cerner experience theater.
This place is impressive it is a shame they don’t like pictures. Talking about expanding the plan of care beyond the walls of the hospital. In the example they talk about the health team: which includes the patient – Walter, his family and his doctor, nurse , cardiologist etc.
Lets imagine Walter is walking with buddies and doesn’t feel too well.
The Tele-health nurse is alerted.
Using FaceTime, iPad connected blood pressure monitor there is an initial evaluation done.
I get to play Walter. Here I get to sit in the recliner “at home”
Walter heads to the clinic. Check in on the iPad. 27% of primary and specialty care physicians own iPad or tablets. 5x higher than in the general population.
– source: mobihealth news
Cerner is a self insured organization and incubated new models of care for their own population. It is fascinating to listen to the patient perspectives when looking at a physician oriented health record.
The average cost of diagnosing an treating arrival fibrillation in the emergency room is approximately $10k per visit.
In the inpatient setting it is fascinating to see the capabilities of the hill-rom smart bed.
Smart room technology is still a new field. Also great to see Cerner’s dispensing station. Automated dispensing of the correct medications.
Cerner Mystation provides patient access to the Internet.
Clinical decision support can save hospitals a lot of money. Algorithms to watch for low Braden scores related to pressure sores saved a Chicago hospital $4M in re first year of use.
Heart failure is the #1 hospital readmission. Coordinated care can significantly reduce cost. This is estimated to save $60k for a heart related treatment ad also reduces readmittance costs by $15-18k.
Providers mind set has changed as a result of the Affordable Care Act and initiatives coming out of the Dept of Health and Human Services (DHHS).