First in a series of random deep thoughts on opensource, mashups and healthcare.
Wouldn't it be great to have your personal health records organised like in dipity.com?
- visits to doctors (+ findings),
- drug prescriptions (+start- and finish-times),
- results of blood-tests, sugar/diabetes, pulse, weight, ...,
- treatments of osteopaths, dentists, physiotherapists, ...
Visualising this data would enhance the diagnose
- What about have a drug described on a foreign trip and you are unsure about what that drug does and what that strange looking doctor murmured to you in engrish? Take a picture of the drug and upload it to your Flickr-health-account, which displays on the Dipity-timeline. Await your doctors advice. Same goes for that strange rash you got in some tropical forrest.
- What about inserting your personal RSS-feed (maybe about your sport activities), conversations with whatever practioner on Twitter, ...
- What about diagnosing problems if they occured in a certain location if people's data is geotagged? That could improve upon the speed of treatments for larger groups of people.
- Personal interference and commenting
- Visualisation on a timeline
- You can zoom in on an overview for the last couple of days, or zoom out for a broader overview
- Allow adding different sources
- Invite editors (caregivers) to your medical timeline
- Having an exact timestamp on an entree in the timeline
- Possibility to have your exact location added
- Sharing information
Probably you can add more possibilities