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Google’s Eric Schmidt on Business Culture, Healthcare & Technology!

A great interview by McKinsey & Co with Google’s Eric Schmidt! Google’s executive chairman shares his strategies on hiring, running meetings, designing “mobile first” business models, and addressing joblessness and education reform. On page 5, Mr. Schmidt gives his thoughts on healthcare and how everything should be simplified when we see a doctor and recommends storing our healthcare in a USB dongle or a Personal Health Record (PHR).

Malaysia Healthcare patients have been using a portable Personal Health Record (PHR) called the iPHER for a number of years that carries all their PHI which includes, medications, lab tests, diagnosis, immunizations, alternative procedures, digital images, dental records, ophthalmic care (lens and contact prescriptions) and DNA any where in the world with no need to access the Internet to view the information. Malaysia Healthcare currently uses this PHR to reduce medical errors and create continuity of care for their medical tourists.

Our thanks goes to Mr. Schmidt and Google for finding new ways to simplify our visit to our healthcare providers!

How to Design a Successful Disease Management Program by McKinsey & Co!

Health systems around the world are under increasing strain because of the rising prevalence of chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and asthma. For more than 15 years, disease-management programs (DMPs) have been promoted as a solution to this problem. By carefully coordinating the delivery of high-quality care to patients with chronic conditions, the programs are supposed to enhance the patients’ health, reduce hospitalization rates and lower treatment costs.

Successful DMPs focus on patients’ needs. The interventions they include are applicable to the vast majority of enrolled patients, as well as simple and easy to implement. The patients are given ongoing, disease-specific coaching to maximize their ability to care for themselves. In addition, the programs include regular physician visits and preventive health checkups so that the patients’ health status and compliance with treatment can be monitored. Because one person is responsible for coordinating each patient’s care, the patients are not subjected to duplicate treatments or other unnecessary inconveniences.

Enjoy the article above by McKinsey & Co!
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