I was reading this great article today from Eric Wicklund at mHealthNews that poses the question "Will mHealth's rise signal the end of the EMR?" It's a fascinating question. We are just starting to see the first wave of intelligent mobile devices that can acquire, store and share our health information with anyone that we choose. That possibility breaks down the wall that currently exists between the traditional EMR record, which is usually nothing more than a dry and clinical summary of doctor and patient interactions, and more insightful data points like thoughts, feelings, goals, and fears from the patient themselves – the true reason for the interaction in the first place.
Disruptive tech, as it is often referred to, threatens to turn the healthcare conversation on its ear by putting the patient in control of the conversation, and the data. It's certainly an exciting time to be crafting solutions for behavioral healthcare and IDD providers. We look forward to being a part of pulling our small corner of the healthcare field into future.