IBM storyteller creates idealized HIT present

Andrew Van Dam

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Andrew Van Dam of The Wall Street Journal previously worked at the AHCJ offices while earning his master’s degree at the Missouri School of Journalism.

IBM staff storyteller (really!) Chris Luongo shared his comprehensive vision for what I’d call the “ideal present” of health information technology on IBM’s Building a Smarter Planet blog. (See full-size image on Flickr.) Luongo’s vision takes the form of an analog-style comic.

The impact of Luongo’s illustration comes not from whiz-bang tech – it’s all stuff we’ve seen before, from teleconferencing to databases – but from the broader realization that, if we could figure out that whole implementation thing, our health system could match his ideal model right now.

It goes without saying, of course, that IBM’s got a dog or two in the HIT fight.

(Hat tip to ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick)

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