‘The studies of tens of thousands of patients show the value of e-care and frankly, we don’t need “further study” and decades and billions of dollars more before implementing e-care models that are already here today. We simply don’t have the time to delay any further, especially when so many people do not have access to any care today, face-to-face or electronic.’ Eric Dishman, Intel Fellow, Digital Health Group, Healthcare @ Intel blog
(Tell us what you really think, Mr. Dishman!)
For those of us ‘veterans’ who are fatigued with the endless ‘pilots’ and studies, endless Congressional/state legislative dog ‘n’ pony shows, the ‘ROI’ imposed on human lives, the ‘tentative toe in the water’ that insurers are now dipping [TA 30 July], the dozen units here, the 50 there…the above will certainly get you looking for a barricade to man. Or are we shouting into a tornado: not proved our case, homeless data, who’s responsible, who takes action, who pays, who’s liable for the risk, there’s no bandwidth to consider this in the midst of the 104-card pickup of EHR/HITECH and ‘reform’…?
We have readers who’ve been struggling with all the above for 10 years, back when it was still looking for a name.
Is Eric Dishman our John the Baptist, or sending us over a cliff a la Wile E Coyote? What do you think? Respond via the Comments….