Thursday, January 28, 2010

#health30 Mike Gonzales of Kaiser talking about EMRs to optimize health prevention

More notes from the Health 3.0 Conference in Orlando.

Mike Gonzales works at Kaiser Permanente out of Colorado. He works in Employer Health & Wellness which is part of Population and Prevention Services.

Electronic Medical Record (EMR) integration seen through the eyes of a member, physician and employer.

Leading causes of death in USA are:
1. Heart disease
2. Cancer
3. Stroke
4. Chronic low respiratory disease

Leading behavioral causes of death in USA are:

1. Smoking
2. Obesity and inactivity
3. Alcohol
4. Motor vehicles


- No point in screening for risks if you don't connect the screened to the next step in changing behavior or get treatment.
- Focus screenings: Fasting Lipid panel and blood glucose, blood pressure. Assess risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes - Tobacco use and Body Mass Index.
- Integrate testing to the EMR

- Do Framingham cardiovascular risk calculation

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