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A Patient & Physician-Generated, Evidence-Based EHR


The HIMSS Showroom. Photo via @Farzad_MD.

Dr. Stan Shepherd, CEO of the Personal Care Record Company, is a family physician in London whose software combines and automates evidence-based medicine, traditional EHR technology, and patient generated data to create what he calls a “dynamic personal health record.”

According to Dr. Shepherd, current evidence based EHRs have great value but are underutilized for a few reasons. First, most are generic and not individual patient-focused. Most EHRs are also passive documents that require active searches, and they do not automatically combine patient data with guidelines to formulate individual care plans, nor do they involve patient-generated data.

Shepherd’s physician and patient-oriented approach to EHRs is designed to overcome these problems by:

  • Including role-based PHR views for patients and clinicians
  • Embedding evidence based care pathways into individual patient records
  • Automating care notifications to patients and clinicians via mobile devices.

The system is designed to be downloaded by patients as a mobile app, and is expected to be of particular interest to the insurance industry and health networks. “We are a new layer in the game, interacting with the EHR as a resource for data, and as a hopper into which we put automated information, but fundamentally we are a personal care company,” he says.

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Stuart Hochron

Stuart Hochron

    Dr. Hochron co-founded and is the Chief Medical Officer of Practice Unite, a mobile solution that improves healthcare communications and provides healthcare systems with a platform for their mobile strategy. His approach to coordinating care using customized, integrated mHealth tools has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, HIMSS Media, the Journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, MedCityNews, MedTechBoston, and by American College of Healthcare Executives and the New York eHealth Collaborative. Dr. Hochron’s approaches to mHealth integration are used throughout the care continuum to coordinate acute care, post-discharge care, and to monitor and manage long-term care.Hochron has more than 25 years of experience advising and working with healthcare systems and providers in his roles as a practicing physician and healthcare attorney. He received his MD degree from New York Medical College, and his JD degree from Rutgers Law School. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at UMDNJ-Rutgers medical school.

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