Sherri Dorfman, CEO, Stepping Stone Partners focuses on Connected Health, leveraging technology and data for patient engagement, care collaboration and decision support. She blogs at www.consumerehealthengagement.com. Sherri is a member of the HIMSS Value of Provider-Patient Engagement & Patient-Generated Health Data Task Forces.
The following Ask the Expert is developed from the blog by Sherri Dorfman “Boston Children’s Hospital Monitors Young Patients with Data from Caregivers; Parents, Teachers and Coaches,” September 12, 2014, in which she interviewed Dr. Chan and Dr. Fleegler.
In 2011, Dr. Eugenia Chan, MD, MPH, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and health services researcher in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital Boston, felt that she needed a better way to monitor her patients and gather insight into how they were doing with their medications and treatment plans. With a grant from the Croll Family Foundation, Dr. Chan collaborated with Dr. Eric Fleegler, MD, MPH, a pediatric emergency medicine physician and health services researcher in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital Boston, on the development of a new software tool, eDMC (electronic Developmental Medicine Center).In 2012, Dr. Chan and Dr. Fleegler renamed the Electronic Developmental Medicine Center (eDMC) platform to the Integrated Clinical Information Sharing System (ICISS Health).