Heading Towards Complimentary Medicine

Posted on July 7, 2015 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

I saw this graphic and was quite intrigued by the various services that were integrated into what Dr. Bonnie Feldman called complementary medicine. I love when we look at the broader approach to health and medicine.

The only thing I don’t like about the image above is that I think it leaves out some important elements in the care team. The doctors themselves are not even on the graphic. However, that complaint aside, I like that we’re looking more broadly at how we treat patients. I also like that we’re talking about teams of people working together to help someone be more healthy.

Since I’m a tech person, I think the key to all of this collaboration and team work gets back to high quality communication and data sharing. That’s the problem that I think technology solves best. This is why I’m so excited about the future of healthcare technology.