Every year millions of individuals suffer diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood. Some diseases have centralized care but rare diseases and diseases treated by a variety of provider types are difficult to study.
The electronic health record feels primarily a tool for billing rather than for improving individual and population health. The challenges are::
1. How can we structure a clinical health record which can monitor the health and illness of a population?
2. How can we structure a clinical health record which can draw attention to critical health interventions affecting individuals and improve risk factor burden?
3. How can we link health records within and across institutions to capture the complete health of an individual?