Electronic Health Records
A roadmap for secure digital patient record sharing and research mining in the 21st century
“The medical profession is facing an information crisis. Partly of it's own making and partly because the foundation of existing knowledge management systems has a deep rooted genetic flaw. That flaw is in the fabric of the way we currently store and process digital information. Unless we address this issue now – the vision of an intelligent, productive and intuitive patient record system will never be realised, in this century or the next.”
"I believe patients should expect privacy, innovation and progress in equal measure"
The general desire for medical information access is equalled only by the insurmountable problem of how to enable this without compromising both doctor/patient and personal patient privacy in general. Medical institutions globally are fighting to understand how to make the volumes of information rich medical documentation available quickly and securely. Equal to this need is the recognition that mining of medical data is likely to be the keystone of many medical advances in the next 10 years. In desperation medical governing bodies have even turned to exploring partnerships with outside corporations that traditionally make a commercial product of data processing and personal information sales to find answers. The latter scenario is perhaps the most worrying avenue of all. Allowing companies that are generally more comfortable with selling personal data for profit to handle our patient privacy simply because they have “bigger computers” is a worrying idea at least and a doomsday scenario at worst.
A vision that will enable the medical profession to advance confidently into the coming decades, safely, economically, incrementally, productively and independently
The question posed therefore is “How can we facilitate the sharing and controlled access to patient and medical records safely, whilst simultaneously bringing together anonymous medical data from multiple sources and formats for research at the same time?”
By building an intelligent, storage vehicle, a vehicle fit for the expansion required in the coming decades, Toridion presents a vision of patient record and medical research data for the future. A vision that will enable the medical profession to advance confidently into the coming decades, safely, economically, incrementally, productively and independently.