Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Future of Healthcare is Social

The Future of Healthcare is Social is an interesting article from Fast Company and frog design.

The article explores the ever increasing complexity of personalized health care support infrastructure, and the ubiquitous networking these devices and platforms are based upon.

At 39, Susan finds herself at the center of managing the health and wellness of her young family, her parents, and herself. While numerous tools on the market can help Susan do this, few are connected, the information they provide is confusing, and they're often so difficult to use that they cost her time--time she doesn't have.

Susan is not alone. Too many of us are too busy to be healthy--not because we lack awareness. We know what we need to do. It's finding the time to do it that's the problem. In an age of 24/7 connectivity that requires our near-constant vigilance, time feels more pressed than ever. Yet, it may be that the very technology allowing us this around-the-clock connection can transform how we manage our health.

The OSCAR Platform is a part of this future connectedness - delivering interconnected, but personally controlled tools to bring together the information that one needs in order to manage ones health.

OSCAR EMR has grown beyond a simple medical record keeping solution into a robust decision support tool which aids and simplifies patient care.

MyOSCAR delivers a personal health record that ties directly into your family physician. Furthermore, MyOSCAR is increasing delivering valuable analytics to allow the individual an opportunity to understand the intricacies of the data being presented.

MyDrugRef social networking platform has become the equivalent of an OSCAR Healthcare App Store. In the latest release, this platform shares more than just timely information, but tools and value-added applications as well.

Delivering services and tools on top of secure, liquid medical data will transform your healthcare experience. The great news is that you don't have to wait for the future to arrive - it is available today from your favourite open source healthcare platform - OSCAR.

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