Chris is blogging today and speaking tomorrow at 9:15 am at the Storer Auditorium at the University of Miami.
3:03 pm: Putting more decisions in the hands of patients requires helping them understand at least the right questions to ask, according to the cardiologist speaking, that’s empowerment.
3:01 pm: Lots of great questions from the crowd.
2:55 pm: Current political debate probably won’t solve it. Will heathcare companies stop being strictly providers but facilitate the conversations.
2:54 pm: Beware of blogging about your pre-existing conditions. Someday that might haunt you.
2:52 pm: A doctor on the panel says people are too distracted to accurately and thoroughly track their conditions and care. (But why should we be in charge of tracking that?)
2:45 pm: Audience brings up trust and privacy issues. Are we, as patients, just parts of a value chain.
2:20 pm: Humana’s Grant Harrison talks about making health more entertaining. Consumers are saying that health is about doing what you want to do in your life. Humana is looking at connecting customers together, mobile apps and games that encourage exercise by measuring sensors. One idea they are working on: A virtual you from the future that changes based on changes in your lifestyle and eating habits. (Difficult to embrace these idea fully without a better understanding of how they plan on resolving privacy and coverage issues.)
2:08 pm: Listening to a remarkable conversation where healthcare industry experts saying that We Media and storytelling are becoming critical components to solving problems in the world of health care. The shift is moving from authority to enabling dialogue and ultimately a collective voice.