7D Hologram Technology: The Digital Advantage and how Electronic Health Records will encourage the path to better patient care.
A long time into the future, in a universe not so far, far away…
In a futuristic, virtual world – one without today’s social, political or location-specific boundaries – a patient will receive high quality care at a greatly reduced cost. It is a similar value statement as when John Chambers, the former CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc., described the future of telecommunications: “You will pay for the data transfer, but you’ll get the voice connection for free”.
A medical hologram is a 3D image produced by projecting an interfering pattern of previously split coherent beams of radiation which allows the use of next generation technology to care for patients. A 7D hologram experience will provide a more defined and interactive medical image, including data from wearable medical technologies, and will remove location-specific and, hence, many social and political barriers. This will facilitate the “next generation” of Physician care. Medical care in the 7D hologram technology world will benefit patients, physicians, families, CMS and private health insurance carriers alike in the following ways:
- Patients will have more choices when selecting high quality healthcare when unencumbered by location. Their decisions can be based on comparison data and successful outcomes delivered by the caregiver of choice with input from a palliative care team.
- Physicians will become more efficient with their time and see more patients. The care experiences gained by the consulting team will allow better care choices offered with the latest technology being utilized. As “Pay for Performance” moves forward the more opportunities presented to consulting physicians can deliver their expertise in a more efficient way.
- Families will be more active in medical decisions adding comfort and confidence. Many families participate in the medical decisions of their loved ones, but now the increase of knowledge and direct communication with the prospective caregivers allows for open discussion of risk benefits of care. This is to also include end of life stage consultation.
- CMS and private health insurance carriers will realize potentially tremendous cost savings healthcare delivery in a 7D hologram and data oriented world. The delivery is more efficient, healthcare is more precise and patients are managed in a more result-oriented environment with proven data to reduce many unnecessary tests and repeated physician orders. Pay for performance can be more structured with 7D hologram technology by measuring medical outcomes. Pay for Performance was first openly discussed in 1978 and to merit improving the quality, efficiency, and overall value of health care. These arrangements provide financial incentives to hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers to carry out such improvements and achieve optimal outcomes for patients.
The digital advantage of patient care on demand. A doctor in New York can see a patient in need of medical treatment while the patient is in Los Angeles lying in bed. The idea is not science fiction but rather technology in the pipeline. The use of this 7D Hologram Technology will deploy the ability for patients to receive care on demand. The encounter will have the same care guidelines and reimbursement levels established by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The cost of care delivery will push this next step in the spotlight.
Delivery of medical care in a virtual world is not as far off as you may think. Next Generation laser technology is currently being used and will grow to a point that will hit the launch pad of limitless possibilities. As this 7D hologram technology is refined and the masses see it as commonplace, so will the medical profession and the advances will demonstrate the results needed to assist in the eradication of disease.
The evolution of medical technology has been fast and furious however many of the originating building blocks need to be firmly in place to support the advances coming in the near future. The patient encounter has been documented in a variety of ways for years. The care path and treatment can be based on many extenuating factors. If a standard of care is established then so should the treatment plan to achieve the agreed upon result.
Communication between medical professionals in a patient encounter in this virtual world is key. As this 7D hologram technology advances, a single patient can be seen by any number of medical professionals all at once regardless of geographical origination. This technology will be the gateway to a collaborative decision among contributing experts within a given medical condition. Medical decisions can be made with a majority consensus of a quorum.
Palliative care for a patient with Cardiomyopathy can be virtualized and experience with interaction a consultation with experts around the globe. This virtuality can tried and tested on the patient before an actual procedure is performed. Every patient can have a different path to a medical resolution; as each patient has unique DNA and lifestyle, one care path or procedure may not fit every patient based on the circumstantial conditions of the diagnosis. Personal family beliefs will weighed in on these decision based factors. The first step will be communication passed between participating consultants in real-time with the usage of the patients Electronic Health Record (EHR) contributed with consent in an effort to disclose any previous treatment paths up to this virtual encounter.
7D Hologram Technology will allow for an interactive patient encounter as the technology allows for real time examination. The interaction between patient and doctor can will be instantaneous in the virtual setting. Touching, feeling and pain levels will be identified for medical calculations as a part of the treatment path discussed and agreed upon.
Telemedicine is making headway in delivery of medical care. CMS recognizes telehealth and offers CPT Codes and levels of services reimbursements. Changes are revisited every year as technology moves forward. A complete list of CMS recognized telemedicine level of reimbursements can be found at http://www.cms.gov/site-search/search-results.html?q=telemedicine%20requirements
Many telemedicine clinics are starting up and delivering care at a cheaper encounter cost. Patient care is being monitored with high levels of security and success. Telemedicine in the traditional sense may never be utilized by the masses, however telemedicine is a great stepping stone to deliver high quality care and a cheaper coast.
Reimbursement for patient encounters as acknowledged by Medicare and Medicare reimbursement rates for telemedicine or telehealth services is divided into three areas: 2013 Guidelines are as follows:
- Remote care given to patient for face-to-face services seen via live video conferencing
- Non face-to-face services that can be conducted either through live video conferencing or via store and forward telecommunication services
- Home telehealth services in many cases triaged by a nurse or nursing service
Private insurance carriers approach the telemedicine visit as a stated benefit in the line item policy directed to members within an insurance contract. Negotiations to policyholders are still in the hands of the carriers and the individual state mandates. The political borders are based on the medical license by issued state. Medical care provided virtually by 7D hologram technology will be designed to be free of boundaries. Technology has a way of proceeding laws, and setting new standards. Technological advances in medical care are not slowing down as the evolutionary process makes advances in delivery of care.
Telemedicine will be a medical plain broken through on the way to 7D hologram technology. As patients and providers begin to experiment and experience this type of medical encounter and begin to document and monitor care, the next generational leap will be taken and medical care delivery will never be the same. The success rate should be extremely high due to the input and contribution of these top professionals. The knowledge base and personal experiences of these caregivers can promote patient and family confidence for any condition, even end of life stages care. The delivery of the medical desired result can be measured by this collaborative encounter. This excellence in patient care requires not only technical expertise by top medical professionals and their compassion, but also a thoughtful consideration of the ethical dimensions of health care delivery.
Medical treatment / care on demand not always a preplanned appointment between patient and provider. The term “On Demand” has become an important phrase in this human experience. The resolve of instant gratification for a plan of service or as a result of an incident or accident with an immediate need. Electronic Health Records will play a valuable role in the patient treatment. If an attending physician is in need of knowing the history of a non-responding patient, direct access to the patient’s Electronic Health Record can be the difference between life and dead. 7D Hologram Technology can work in reverse and allow the primary care doctor to participate in the patient’s care. This network of caregivers coming together to deliver resolve and care could change healthcare forever. This virtual world can be a game changer.
Access and Availability of medical care and treatment in a 7D hologram technology world can be made available to the masses. No medical specialty would be excluded as every patient has a need for medical care regardless of condition and specialized medicine. This is not suggest the approach of the “Wild West” where there are no established protocols. Time will tell, however the idea of a “Gate Keeper” in an effort to have one primary care doctor coordinate and assist patients and families to manage the course of medical care. Availability to care in this virtual world can be available 24/7 with the idea of Healthcare on Demand. Technology waits for no man, and the ideas of Healthcare on Demand in 7D hologram technology.
Technology moving faster than policy. In recent years past, CMS worked with congress to help establish guidelines for healthcare delivery with services provided by telemedicine care givers. However, today technology is being polished and refined to move faster. Should patients and families wait for politicians to create policy for security and payment reimbursements? I suggest that a patient in need of medical care should have the right to choose. There are and will always be unknown risks. But, to the possible risks outweigh the projected benefits. Who has the right to decide? Medical ethics and discussion should be ramped up in an effort to save lives and put people first, before policy.
The adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) has been on the rise. However to this date there is still not 100% compliance. This technology has moved at an extremely rapid pace based on requests and demands from users. Features and benefits of EHR have been demonstrated over and over again. However there are some medical practices that have not adopted EHR for reasons that keep these practices from taking this technology leap. The benefits as seen through the eyes of patients dictate that a more technology based clinic gives confidence to patients. The perception is that a medical clinic using an EHR has better medical outcomes because of data in the hands of the provider.
An EHR can securely capture the encounter and retrieve instantly with the current Cloud Based Technology. The 7D hologram can be bring comparisons to confirm or contrast results with very similar symptoms and care paths taken. The team of the Palliative care can all draw from the same experiences for the recommended plan of treatment.
EHR interoperability will become a must in this revolution of healthcare. The ability for doctors to exchange personal health records in advance of a patient consultation or encounter. At current date, interoperability is still not perfected and the proprietary software portals for exchange are not common place. I would even suggest a service similar to a clearing house of secure data exchange. This repository can be encrypted and health information can flow with the patient in mind over proprietary code ownership.
In an effort to summarize the idea of medical care delivered in a virtual world is not to suggest science fiction but rather a reality of pending medical treatment. There will be some yet unrealized benefits and potential risks in the 7D hologram technology. There are many benefactors to realize this technology. Patients will have a choice based on performance and outcomes realized by others. The idea of receiving additional opinions rather than the idea of a “Second Opinion” is limitless. Patients should ultimately place their ultimate trust in their Primary Caregiver, yet question and make medical decisions based on comparison data. Patient care needs to be put before policy and personal agenda. Security and safety are paramount in healthcare delivery.
…And after the legislation…
PrognoCIS races home aboard the
starship, custodian of the
stolen healthcare plans that can save
the people and restore
freedom to the universe….
Author: Chris Ferguson