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TECH/CONSUMER: Don Kemper wraps up

Imgp4565In the home stretch now.  Don Kemper, the guru of this information therapy, self-care stuff is up now.  His goal is that every medical encounter ends with an information prescription, which would then drive better compliance and better health outcomes — and by the way save a whole lot of money.

Don wants to pay for IX  by finding all the big disease categories and incorporate IX into disease management.  He things that we need more members for this "billion dollar club".

And to move this along, the Center for Information Therapy is going to become a new, independent center with no direct connection to HealthWise.

And it’s a new dawn for Information Therapy….at least he thinks and we ought to hope.

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Just stumbled upon your blog by way of another and read this bit about an information prescription. I am not sure what that is going to be, but let me discuss this with you ~ there has been a lot of focus about the legibility of a prescriptions, but nothing about compliance in terms of how a physician documents on orders for tests. According to AHS Coding Clinic guidelines an outpatient physician order shall not have a rule-out, possible, probable, or suspected diagnosis on the order. Physicians and their staff STILL use these terms which is dangerous! For instance, a… Read more »