Lest you think this blog is written by techo-nerds, it is not. My wife and I are both in our 70’s and do not come from technology based backgrounds. Having said that we both have and use IPads, our check book is a PDA, and we have a PC desktop that serves a data storage and controls our wireless home network. As unusual as this may sound we believe we are not outside the norm but rather represent a growing cohort of computer literate seniors.
On the more personal side, Barb and I have been in both the clinical and administrative venues of healthcare delivery for over 40 years. During this time we became increasingly aware of the symbiotic relationship between the healthcare provider and it's recipient, the patient. We also realized that the patient was ill informed of not only the business of healthcare but more importantly, their accountability in the delivery of quality healthcare.
To that end, we will attempt to give you a look into the world of personal technology and how it can impact your ability to be more accountable for your healthcare decisions. Secondly, we will cover the technological changes coming down the pike.
Now that I have given you "some insight", let me conclude by saying you will not find any silver bullets or magic potions on this Blog. What I hope you will find is ways to move yourself towards becoming an advocate in the furtherance of your own healthcare.