Bridging the gap between Information Technology and Information Therapy

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Bridging the gap between Information Technology and Information Therapy

  1. 1. <ul><li>Manasi Soni (PT), </li></ul><ul><li>Seth G S Medical College, </li></ul><ul><li>KEM Hospital,Mumbai </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Define </li></ul><ul><li>Ancient concept of ‘bibliotherapy’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Seatbelt’ for health collisions </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>DOCTOR </li></ul><ul><li>PATIENT </li></ul><ul><li>(imbalance between demand and delivery) </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor – Vocational and monetary satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Patient – Expertise and time of doctor </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor-patient ratio = 1:1700 </li></ul><ul><li>Health Vs. Wellness? </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Monetary + psychological burden of healthcare on economy </li></ul><ul><li>Time spent in doctor’s room more productive for doctor + patient </li></ul><ul><li>Patient consumer trends + choice </li></ul><ul><li>3 types of patients (passive  active) </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Maintain confidential health records in an easy-access storehouse (research benefits?) </li></ul><ul><li>Key words linking to glossaries, ‘translated’ medical texts, help groups, online prescription refill facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Relationship Management (CRM) </li></ul><ul><li>Easy communication with doctor’s office (wrt follow-up appointments  aims to obviate need for staff intervention) </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Interactive feedback-based health & wellness indicators </li></ul><ul><li>eg. Blue Angel for COPD, HouseCall, NHS CyberDocs  medically trained professionals  balance between self-reliance and doctor dependency </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Reviewed + sanctioned by medical bodies for preventing fraudulence </li></ul><ul><li>Patient reviewed for ensuring that it has been ‘translated’ effectively </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Happy patient Happy Patient + Staff </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Potential drawback? </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>

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