Google engineer: What my own health scare taught me about the sharing of medical data

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Google engineer: What my own health scare taught me about the sharing of medical data

An Engineer and their health data

In this CNN article, you'll learn about:

  • First hand experience of an engineer navigating their medical information

" The next day, much to my surprise, I was taken to the hospital and admitted to the acute medical unit with a platelet count of one (the normal range is 150 to 300). My doctors struggled to piece together my record and quizzed me on my medical history in order to diagnose me. "

  • The importance of Longtidunal Health Records (LHR)

" What's missing is a true longitudinal health record (LHR). At its heart, having an LHR means that wherever you go, whichever health care provider you see, the information you choose to share is organized into a single medical record that's available to you and all of the providers who need to see it. Data from your hospital, GP, pharmacy, labs and more should all be available in a single place."

  • Why poor data access impact patient's wellbeing

" But further, more clinicians will be able to improve patient outcomes and reduce unwarranted treatment variation. Mandatory reporting and operational management will become easier and cheaper, allowing hospitals to become more efficient."

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