At Georgetown University Hospital a current method of collecting data from patients is a laborious 75 question form. The director of biomedical informatics, Subha Madhavan, is collaborating with the hospital clinics to create an iPad app that will make the intake process less of a hassle for the patients. The app, called Tonic Health, uses colorful graphics and interactive features to assist patients with imputing their information. Tonic Health is also user friendly, skipping sections that do not need to be filled out and offering educational pop-ups with medical terminology. With the explosion of health-related apps, which ones have you downloaded recently?
The Affordable Care Act is upheld by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court declared the entire Affordable Care Act to be constitutional, thus enabling easier access to healthcare for many Americans. How do you think this ruling will affect healthcare and your patients’ access to care?