AUDIO VERSION (download audio file). This is a success story: listen to how a leg amputated patient is engaging emergency care in digital age!
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Patients are more than their disease. "Engaged patients should be...embraced." #medx
— Abby Gopez (@abbyuun) January 17, 2014
Au fait avez vous signé la pétition me concernant ? Pétition lancée par Pedro Abrantés... http://t.co/LVXyR3Lssf
— Jean Michel Billaut (@Billaut) January 16, 2014
.@larrychu @StanfordMedX In my family: leg amputee patient cuz healthcare system works in silos where it should work across the silos #CDoMSon of leg amputee patient: healthcare system works in silos where it should work across the silo: (video in French)
— CATHERINE COSTE (@cathcoste) January 16, 2014
Nicolas from Jean Michel Billaut on Vimeo.
About four years ago, my friend, a French digital economist (actually one of the top social media influencers in his country), felt a violent and sudden pain in his knee and the back of his leg, as he was playing with his three-year old grandson. Turns out it was his popliteal artery that was ailing. My friend had been experiencing what you might call the equivalent of a cerebrovascular accident, but instead of happening in his brain, the bad news was happening at the back of his left leg.
Guess what happened next? My friend had to undergo several painful surgical procedures AND vascular surgeon could not avoid leg amputation. They could not save my friend's limb. Pay AND suffer.
The saddest thing of all is that this is only the beginning of the nightmare… I’ve been listening to him telling his story on various occasions in the course of the past few years and months and each time he sounded like whenever he was trying to explain his situation to medical and admin staff, he got "put in his place". A few days ago, he told his story on his blog, using real names and wrote about conversations that actually took place – but he ended up receiving threat phone calls: "We’ll harm your family if you don’t take this off your blog." That kind of thing.
He pressed charges (delayed treatment) and lost the trial. Dismissed case.
The point he wants to make? Our healthcare system works in silos where it should work across the silo. How about using telemedicine for patient triage?
"72% of Consumers Are Willing to See a Doctor Via Telehealth Video Conferencing in the US."(just about the same in France, I would guess)...
Now, how about some smartphone app that would signal which OR is available, in which surgical specialty, so that ambulances don’t have to drive a patient around for hours, trying to guess where they should drop him… Is emergency care bound to be like a shot in the dark – in digital age, when we have a 'killer app' for just about anything? Anything but health? How ironic!
It is not in the best interest of those occupying a privileged or strategic position to listen to my friend and his embarrassing futuristic technological mood.
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Whenever I listen to what my internet and futuristic minded friend has to say about digital economy in general and its disruptive aspects in particular, though, the "futuristic-technological-mood" thing just makes perfect sense!
FUTURE 2.0? Generations, myths, beliefs, religions, philosophies, technology and its use, added value and its distribution... by Homo Sapiens.
@bjfogg With my magic wand I'd aggregate the data patients collect thru apps so patients & MDs can understand, learn & act on it. #MedX
— Katy Schuler (@k_schuler) January 17, 2014
Set people up for SUCCESS. Much of the healthcare system design sets patients up for failure. Huge shift in design/thought needed, IMO #medx
— Emily Bradley (@chroniccurve) January 17, 2014
Health Care's 'Dirty Little Secret': No One May Be Coordinating Care - Kaiser Health News http://t.co/NVZ5bWTsgc via @khnews
— Robert J. Szczerba (@RJSzczerba) January 20, 2014
Pour que le dossier de Jean-Michel Billaut soit traité avec dignité http://t.co/EjvGbO4v5P via @ChangeFrance
— Jean Michel Billaut (@Billaut) January 20, 2014