Sports and Wellness
bert.verhees at rosa.nl
Wed Aug 1 03:42:12 EDT 2018
A better word for healthcare would be illness-care not ill-care (sorry
On 01-08-18 08:28, Bert Verhees wrote:
> Is this subject clinical? Not really (maybe another mailing-list
> would be in place, I explain it)
> A few weeks ago I discussed that OpenEhr should also focus on sports
> and wellness, because it is a growing market, it is very much related
> to health, and it has about the same software requirements as EHR has.
> One of my favourite jokes I make last weeks when I talk with
> healthcare professionals:
> Health and Healthcare should also be about Health. It is a bit
> Orwellian New Speak to name care for illness as healthcare. A better
> word would be ill-care. Healthcare should be about good food, sports,
> things that make you healthy.
> (But this is a joke, for a laugh, Hahahaha)
> But nevertheless, OpenEhr should also focus on "healthcare" Sports and
> Wellness, we had that discussion. Technical spoken, it is fit for that
> purpose, I even would call it almost ideal, a lot can be done under
> Observations. Also "idea-like", it fits well. People do sports for
> their health.
> But we need archetypes. Archetypes in CKM are focussed on ill-ness, so
> there are some additions needed.
> Archetypes and Templates for this purpose. But how do we get them? It
> is not easy because in medical informatics, mostly is talked about
> registration of illness, and that is not the right thinking frame for
> this purpose.
> So it is good that there is information on the Internet, and quite a
> lot. But we need someone who will write the archetypes. I must tell
> you, this will not be me. It is not my expertise, although, if I
> really try.... But it is better if somebody else does it.
> I give you one pointer, in that you find many keywords to find other
> Also check out this person, he is really good and experienced and
> focused a lot on sports-software.
> Good luck, I hope some one will pick up the challenge.
> If no-one does, I do it maybe, or maybe not. I will see. But again,
> better someone else does it. There should be a organizational addition
> of the CKM-organization (and a mailing-list) so that it will be done
> in structured way. This would be good to attract the right people.
> Best regards
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