SMART challenge and P4: open source projects look toward the broader use of health records

O’Reilly Radar, March 23, 2011 — Andy Oram
In a country where doctors are still struggling to transfer basic patient information (such as continuity of care records) from one clinic to another, it may seem premature to think about seamless data exchange between a patient and multiple care organizations to support such things as real-time interventions in patient behavior and better clinical decision support. But this is precisely what medicine will need for the next breakthrough in making patients better and reducing costs. And many of the building blocks have recently fallen into place…