It’s been a little harder than normal to blog lately, because of Twitter / Foursquare, and because of some travel…
Earlier this week, I had the honor of co-presenting in front of the CEO’s of Kaiser Permanente and The Permanente Federation, at a regular Town Hall meeting, about the completion of the KP HealthConnect rollout across the United States. You can read more about that here.
When I went to demonstrate the significance of what this means, I didn’t choose a video of doctors or nurses, I chose one of patients/members. And, I chose one of members who are caregivers. I also showed this video when I co-presented at Holly Potter at HIMSS.
I have become very interested in caregiving; following the excellent report put out by AARP (Caregiving in the United States, 2009), I put together this graphic of data I feel is important to pay attention to from that report:
The impact of caregiving in people’s lives/productivy is going to grow, as our senior population ages, and the number of people available to take care of them does not grow. the personal health record can be something that reduces caregiver stress, and this member’s story is a great illustration. Enjoy.