Gave the Keynote presentation this morning at the Lab InfoTech Summit here in Las Vegas. The organizer, Bruce Friedman, Professor Emeritus in Pathology at University of Michigan, asked me to update the audience on what is happening in the PHR market and more broadly, what are the implications, either implied or explicit are trends in PHRs to pathology labs.
Took me some time to think this one through, but finally a light-bulb went off in my head! What are KP members most enthralled with in using the KP PHR – its getting their lab results quickly, online and with background information on what those results mean to take appropriate action(s). Then, if one were to look at RHIOs & HIEs, what types of data are the first to move within these Exchanges, lab data and meds. Stepping into ER, what does an ER doc most want to see when a patient presents in ER; labs, meds, and allergies. The need to make lab data “liquid” was everywhere.
This “aha moment” led to the creation of a presentation, see below, that folds in our previous research on PHRs, more recent research on Cloud Computing in healthcare, some even more recent work on RHIOs and HIEs with what all this means to the lab market.