Saturday, November 08, 2008

A Mini HealthCampPA - Engaging consumers in HealthCare, DataPortability and all that

The discussion on HealthCamp related issues such as DataPortability was very stimulating. It took place at 11:00am in Room 1215. The issue was how we, as consumer, can drive the re-construction of the HealthCare system in a way that finally gives us access to the information about us - Our Personal Health Record.

Once again, just like last week at SocialDevCampEast, a good audience of highly engaged people participated. One of the most telling quotes came from one of the participants, geoff dimasi :

"I didn't realize I had so much to say on the subject [of healthcare]"

I need to reflect on those discussions but hope some of the attendees will add their comments to this blog. More later.


  1. I am pretty sure that quote was from me.

    I really did not have any idea that I was so passionate about the healthcare topic. I feel like issues in my subconscious were brought to my consciousness.

    Thanks for a leading a great session.

  2. Geoff, I think you are right. I didn't have your contact information but your quote really distills the issue nicely. I think we are on the brink of growing consumer engagement in Health.

    Thanks for taking part and spread the word. We had discussions later in the day about getting a HealthCampPhilly off the ground.