Question For President Obama

Guest Post: Cindy Throop from http://Open-Health.us, a participatory forum dedicated to effectively including patients in the discussion, planning, and evaluation of health care reform.


A lot of money is about to be invested in health care, particularly into health information technology (HIT). Does this mean that when your health care provider(s) implement electronic medical records, you will have quick and easy (and free) access to your health data?

Ummm, not necessarily.

It may seem like a no-brainer, but we need to make sure President Obama knows that we – as patients, future patients, caregivers, citizens, and taxpayers – really care about having access to our health information. On Wednesday, July 1, 2009, Obama will be holding an online town hall meeting on health care reform to answer some common questions. People can submit questions via Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter (twitter hashtag: #WHHCQ)

President Obama will answer common questions. If enough of us ask, maybe we will get a verbal commitment from Obama to support our health data rights.

Here are a couple of twitter examples:

Obama, will #hcreform support my right to access and use #myhealthdata ? #WHHCQ

Hi Prez Obama! Will #hcreform support humans’ access to their own health data, kinda like how they access their pet’s data? #WHHCQ

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11 Responses to “Question For President Obama”

  1. 3days to join discussion on health care reform and @healthdararight: “Question for President Obama” http://tr.im/q6Fn

  2. 3days to join discussion on health care reform and the Declaration of Health Data Rights: “Question for President Obama” http://tr.im/q6Fn

  3. Robin says:

    RT @gfry: 3days to join discussion on health care reform & Declaration of Health Data Rights: “Question for Pres. Obama” http://tr.im/q6Fn

  4. Bravo Gilles!

    Participatory Medicine is gaining traction in the marketplace of ideas.

    Another material moment to demonstrate the value of social media to penetrate the mother of all hierarchical societies – our ‘cathedrals of medicine’.

    Paternalism no more; functional partnerships only. Keep building the bridge and broaden the dialog between provider/payor/vendor/supplier and, ah hem, yes consumer!

  5. Gregg,

    Cindy is the one who noticed the administration call and got the ball rolling.

    She is definitely one of the growing voices about real health care reform, ie reform that understand that the patient/caregiver must be central to the continuum of care.

    I was just acting as a proxy for her call. Nothing more.

  6. Tom Stitt says:

    Present questions to President Obama about healthcare via Twitter, Facebook, etc.- http://bit.ly/Asl8d #hcsm

  7. carlosrizo says:

    RT @gfry: 3days to join discussion on health care reform and the Declaration of Health Data Rights: "Question for Obama" http://tr.im/q6Fn

  8. Arlene Ritzhaupt says:

    There should never be anyone turned away from Medical Care PERIOD! Rich and famous get excellent care. The poor and middle class are looking to the next lottery payoff, to meet the cost for their health care or they sit in a corner waiting to die.

    Take the huge PROFIT out of Health Care. It should be against the law in this country to make a profit on health care? The lobbyist from big corporations need to be stopped from swaying congress.

    The USA has been thought of as a caring nation… not anymore when we don’t and/or won’t take care our ill!

    Ever person should be covered for health care! The cost of medicine should also be limited! The profit on drugs and doctors both, need to be limited!

    Why is it aid workers from 9/11 needed to go to Cuba for health care when NY wouldn’t provide for them? They went to Cuba where they were treated for free!

    Everyone should receive free health care in this country! Take the PROFIT out of the medical system and make people well. Never, ever should it be Dollars over People!

    This very rich nation needs to take care it’s people for freedom to truly ring through this land!

    President Obama, I’m counting on you to make it happen! Show me I elected the right person.

  9. RT @tstitt: Present questions to President Obama about healthcare via Twitter, Facebook, etc.- http://bit.ly/Asl8d #hcsm

  10. GraftFinder says:

    RT @tstitt: Present questions to President Obama about healthcare via Twitter, Facebook, etc.- http://bit.ly/Asl8d #hcsm

  11. Lori says:

    So what did everyone think of the online town meeting?

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