The #HITsm tweetchat on Friday, June 17, 2016 discussed six topics related to “Addressing Healthcare via Non-Medical, Community-Based Resources and Tools.” In previous posts I shared curated tweets from Topic #1, Topic #2 & Topic #3. In this post I will share curated tweets from Topic #4.
@mloxton: Maybe the question needs to be flipped over. What tech do the people in need use and access? #BusShelter
Create a Repository of Resources
@mandibpro: Easy. #Datamining #tech can curate/categorize resources. If person OKs info-sharing, cross-ref participants.
@healthcora: Search results should plug you into these resources – super easy to parse what someone is looking for into what they need #SEO
@matt_r_fisher: Create communities and organize directories. Think this was said before. Tech great way to bring diverse info together.
@nxtstop1: Since libraries R go-to community resource areas w/computers, internet & training> Like centralized local social support website.
@matt_r_fisher: Think many are surprised at just how much libraries are still used. I go all the time and get odd looks.
@shereesepubhlth: They can be great resources and they would be a good place to reach out to public needing help
@mloxton: Isn’t Ushahidi sort of that? Geospatial problem marker with ability to have volunteer orgs respond?
Identify Opportunities & Inconsistencies
@drsxr: Funding realities and legal framework tend to require a LCD approach
@2healthguru: Considering all public funding troughs into healthcare ecosystem, should be a standard, MJ.
@jimmie_vanagon: The struggle on a local level will be finding a resource that can individualize and meet needs
@mandibpro: If “in need” means homeless veteran panhandling on street corner and missing shoes, thinking tech not his.
@nxtstop1: Umm think most providers keenly aware of the awful lives of many of their patients….they can’t cure but > #Election2016
@scottyweitzman: Maybe off base, but Cog Tech is NLP based understand EHR as a human would. Finding errors or missed ops
@fqure: Conflicted. Do we ask patients for even more data or is data we’ve captured already enough to determine
Support Sharing of Information
@shivam_mundra: Providing a platform where volunteers can share their ideas #socialmedia, creating specific groups/communities @HealthStandards
@2healthguru: General rule? Those who need it, don’t use. Those who don’t (need it) do?
@ochotex: Messaging apps can unite everyone… Getting those to agree to be united is the hurdle!
@shereesepubhlth: When I worked on my last project regarding this topic, we didn’t have to collect additional data
@glhc_hie: EVERYONE talks about Patient Engagement, but it’s hard, messy, and absolutely necessary! Tech is a means, NOT an end!
@stuckonsw: Big problem is healthIT and social service IT systems “don’t talk” … see @Open_Referral #interop
@jwander14: If using technology, need HIPAA compliant platform/portal for non HCP community-based team.
@uiandme: Platform is important too. Many still without mobile and internet access. Need low tech alts included in strategy
@jimmie_vanagon: Yes agree and in small office setting a #HealthCRM that ties the #Portal #EHR #efaxing 4 INFO flow in and out of office works well
@glhc_hie: With #mHealth apps and trackers, patient data can be auto-reported through passive or regular interaction.
@wareflo: Personally, think mistake 2 wait 4 #FHIR here, lots HC API companies create new APIs all the time (just IMHO)
Still More to Come!
The information shared on Topics #5 and #6 are coming soon. In the meantime, for more information on healthcare data, technology and services, consider following me on Twitter.