Sunday, May 17, 2009

The whole story about health care IT

Wow, this is really good. (Listen closely for the reference to our CIO, John Halamka.)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like he needs a job, Paul!

Paul Levy said...

Who, the singer or Halamka? John already has three or four . . . .

PJ Geraghty said...

Brilliant! Simply brilliant!

Bernz said...

Around 3 minutes in, I was wondering how Halamka and Blumenthal would possibly be harmonized together. Around 3:10 I was answered in Barbershop fashion.

Eagerly a-waiting the punk-rock or hip-hop cover of this...

Jack B. Goldman said...

Paul: there was an interesting article in yesterday's globe which described a research study encompassing 35 hospitals that isolated a small group of chronically ill patients. These patients were actively supported after their discharge in an attempt to lower the instances of re-admissions. Was Beth Israel one of these 35 hospitals?

Paul Levy said...

Nope, not that study.

Brian Stuhlmuller said...

I am one of thise people who just experienced the unworkability of the medical system, and the disharmony between various physicians, facilities, services, and records when I encountered a problem with one of my kidneys.

I was working to bring about electronic medical records between 1991 and 95 and recenty having begun to consult with management medical industry clients, I find myself amazed that now 18 years later they are still an anomaly.

I enjoyed the video. Would that the harmony so well done in the video translate to efficient medical systems and harmonious patient-centric accountabilities.

Richard W. said...

Wow. THAT was clever. In the spirit of music-based science (alas, particle physics, not medicine), I offer this hadron rap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM