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Aug122012

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court has Ruled: Obamacare is Constitutional. I will not claim to understand what the total impact will be to all parties involved. I do have some ideas how technology can connect the Patient to the Doctor in a better way and help solve some of the requirements that exist in the new law which is actually called “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (PPACA).

Lets take a scenario of a patient being diagnose with Diabetes. This patient will need to have a more comprehensive management plan for their blood work, diet, exercise and other aspects of their lives.
My solution for the patient is a simple personal journal/log that allows the user to upload the results of various everyday tests and log their daily routine, making ease of use be the priority for the design. The application will allow the user to incorporate already established social media platforms to help with social support and in conjunction with tracking users everyday activities.
The solution for the Doctor and Hospital is more extensive. This data will be correlated with many data points to help target and flag the particular patient in the system when certain rules and AI learning deems the patient needs to have more advanced coaching to stay healthy.

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It sounds like a good idea but HIPPA might stand in the way of actual implementation. The data will have to be highly secured. The patient adaption has to be high in order for this to work. I have a hard time keeping up by having to log mileages on myDailyMile on its website. It will be nicer if I have a device or mobile app that tracks my running mileage automatically and upload it to the server without having me to do extra tasks. I usually fall off the logging path after 1 week or 2. I'm just saying.

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