Monday, June 20, 2016

Curated Tweets from Recent #HITsm Tweetchat on Non-Medical Tools & Resources - Topic #4

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.

Topic #4: How can tech tap large supply of informal support from volunteers and resources provided by local service organizations?

@mloxton: Well there's a good question. I haven't the foggiest

@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

@shimcode: It can point out specific services/resources to specific individuals based on caregiver defined needs. 

@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

@cathysusk: Lots of community resources seem to aim for the lowest common denominator though which is too bad 

@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

@shimcode: People and programs offering resources can be kept updated about individual needs. Many temporary programs underutilized. 

@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.

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