Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Health Cloud

Tim Sturgill, MD JD at symtym provides an explanation and insight into the potential shift from silo'ed EHRs controlled by multiple providers to a Health Cloud centralized around a single PHR.

The result of such a shift lessens the need for complex health information exchanges to process and communicate information among a variety of health information silos, matching patient records and trying to match multiple sources of health information that may or may not be identical.

This approach is similar to the discussion and perspective I outlined in a recent article on PHRs for Health Lawyer News.

Graphic image courtesy of Tim's post.

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