One should never get comfortable sitting on a panel as an expert when @ePatientDave is in the audience, and really, life is better when it is understood, in general, that the audience knows as much, if not more than the people on the stage. I have actually never thought of taking a photo of the audience when I am on the stage, until last night, and I’m glad I did.
That’s him, sitting next to Lygeia Ricciardi ( @Lygeia ) from Washington, DC’s Clinovations ( @clinovations ) at last evening’s Health 2.0 STAT DC, lovingly coordinated by the team at Aquilent. I should add that we almost didn’t make it last night, because Regina Holliday’s ( @ReginaHolliday ) ePatient Ephemera show was scheduled to be on this date. However, she moved it to a week later to allow greater participation of this community in her work and vice versa. This speaks to the amount of collaboration that’s going on in the #epicenter.
Regina and I spoke about including the patient story in all of the work we do. The images I presented are below.
To see Regina’s images, you should go to her blog where they are on display. We decided to do a two-blog debrief, with each of our perspectives.
I am hopeful that the other excellent speakers, Emily Zeigenfuse, Chris Boyer ( @chrisboyer ), George Thomas, and Phil Baumann ( @PhilBaumann ), our social media gateway to the Jedi knights of health care, nurses, will do the same.
You’ll see that I found a new image (slide 6) to accompany the now infamous photograph of Fred Holliday’s medical record (copied at a cost of 73 cents a page and offered after a 21 day wait) , which is a notebook of features and screens of Kaiser Permanente’s next generation personal health record, coming into production over the next year.
When I saw it sitting on a table, I thought it told a story about the millions of families who will benefit from access to their health information and physicians and nurses online (17,000,000 visits in first quarter of 2010). See what you think.
We were visited by Louise Liang, MD, herself an international leader in health information technology, through her stewardship of the successful rollout of Kaiser Permanente’s electronic health record, KP HealthConnect. She’s also now an editor of a new book, “Connected for Health: Using Electronic Health Records to Transform Care Delivery.” I’m looking forward to reading it because I know from experience what a great leader Louise has been in creating unparalleled connectivity for patients and those who care for them. She posed for a photograph with Regina and I:
Louise , Regina, Ted
I am glad that Louise got to hear Regina’s story, which adds (through the power of the story….) so much to what she’s accomplished in her career. I sort of think Regina is going to follow in her footsteps. I hope I can keep up.
And…. Regina. I am so impressed with what she accomplishes every day for people when she’s telling her story in person, or when her art is doing it for her. Last night was another reunion of the original 73 cents group, who were brought together by Christine Kraft ( @christinekraft ) in May, 2009.
Christine reminded me last night that when she brought this group of people together last year, the purpose was just to share experiences.
There was no agenda.
No formal writeup.
No peer-reviewed journal article.
Maybe there’s something to this social media thing.
Update: Direct link to Regina’s blog post, and a little clarification about @ePatientDave above. He only makes me uncomfortable when he’s NOT around.