As a patient and a clinician I am excited by what I see: a confluence of disruptive and maturing technologies. Open source software, mobile computing, electronic medical records and patient power all mean that patients can get better care at lower prices as partners with their clinicians.
As an entrepreneur, I also see a tremendous investment opportunity. The market for personal health records is not yet lucrative, but it will be, and soon. An industry is fermenting and business models are crystalizing.
To help the process, I am starting Patients Know Best®, a company, but also an open source effort and a network for PHR practioners. I hope you will join me by registering for the network and meeting interested colleagues from around the world.