Sunday, March 02, 2008

My Dinner with Ted Eytan

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with Dr Ted Eytan.
Over a wonderful Croatian meal, we shared stories of respective experiences.
I was glad to finally meet someone from Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA, an organization that I hold in high esteem.
He and the other members of PCHIT (Patient Centered Health Information Technology) team are akin to anthropologists traveling across the country observing, documenting and sharing a broad spectrum of patient-physician interactions. His blog at PCHIT is a window through which we can share his experiences. A recurrent theme of our conversation was the goal of transparency. We all have something we can learn from each other. SV

Here is an excerpt from PCHIT

"Our plan was to spend time in a cross section of health care, observing the patient-physician interaction. PCHIT was designed to look at factors present in different care environments at the level of the patient-physician interaction.

This initiative will improve adoption of health information technology (HIT) tools to better engage patients and families in their own care. We will support learning and implementation by working closely with a variety of organizations to better understand each organization’s key levers and barriers to adoption."

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