Digital Health Information Systems
Using web-based tools to save lives
Electronic sharing of medical information can be a vital resource in any health care system.
This kind of instant support to medical staff provides:
- access to online knowledge and training resources
- decision support tools
- epidemiological data
- practice management information
- consultative expertise.
Quick access to this kind of information can and does save lives. It also provides processes to track data that improves health care from village to world-wide levels.
Tom McDonald, MD, is spearheading a process to use cell phones and inexpensive laptops to create tools to track and share medical information throughout a healthcare system.
Dr McDonald is a practicing physician working in Palo Alto and teaching at Stanford with unique experience in:
- health information management (HIM)
- quality assurance,
- chronic disease management
- electronic health records (EHR)