Sunday, August 10, 2008

The failure of e-health/telehealth today

Because I recently had rotator cuff surgery, my output has declined and maybe it allowed me to sit back and think of the state e-health/telehealth today in the US.

Sadly with some exceptions, I am not impressed, but in parts of the world we don't even compare.
Why perhaps its lack of leadership or our e-health/telehealth leaders are risk adverse?
What may be lacking, in my opinion is we don't have any e-health/telehealth statesmen.

To paraphrase Seth Godin, There aren't so many statesmen. People who speak truth to power. Leaders who describe what they see, whether or not it serves their short-term interests. They say what needs to be said, do what needs to be done, as long as it serves the long-term needs of their constituents. No wonder we like them so much.

Lawyers are sworn to be advocates. It's their duty. They take a side and they argue it. They're not supposed to tell the truth, they're supposed to argue a point of view.
Guess who has a better reputation?

We need our statesmen to step up in e-health/telehealth today. Its time for the Simon Bolivar's of e-health/telehealth to call for a new revolution today. Before the barbarians overrun the statesmen.


Friday, August 8, 2008

Posters promoting Telecare are popping up around London

A great way to promote Telehealth and doing good in your community.
The London Telecare Group (of councils) has commissioned posters through out London on Telecare.
Very well done and thought out
John Chambers is in charge of the posters (Director) 020 8686 5657 Fax ... 020 8686 9989