Calling Health IT: Stop Talking And Start Doing

by Cancergeek

A few weeks ago I was at HIMSS in Las Vegas. Since that time and many conversations later there has been a lot of buzz around the role of Health IT and changing the status quo in healthcare.

Discussion range from freeing the data, to health literacy, to inclusion of patients during conferences, and the co-creation of healthcare.

The American College of Radiology and their professional journal, the Journal of American College of Radiology, is trying to take action and change the paradigm.

They have set out to work with patients, college students, Health IT and the larger IT professional community, and their own professionals of radiologists and academics.

The problem they want to address is:

How can technology enable the ability for people to access peer reviewed medical literature?

In a world where anyone with a smartphone and internet connection can access information, connect with anyone around the globe, and seek knowledge pertaining to healthcare, how do we ensure that they are accessing medical information that is peer reviewed and verified by professional experts?

The weekend of May 14–15, 2016 in Washington, DC the JACR is hosting a hackathon to tackle this very topic. You can read more here:

So this is my call to action.

All of you amazing Health IT people that I met during HIMSS, and those that I have continued to meet and talk to over social media, I ask you to join and help us discover innovative ways that we can leverage technology. Help us enable access to the peer reviewed literature of the Journal American College of Radiology.

Help us impact the connection economy, patients, and the humans we all care about in our daily lives.

Let’s not just talk about making change to the status quo, let’s descend upon Washington, DC and disrupt healthcare.

Let’s open up access to the Journal of American College of Radiology.

Let’s not talk about change, let’s be the change.

As always, you can feel free to contact me at: CANCERGEEK@GMAIL.COM or follow me on twitter @cancergeek


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