The Third Health Constant

Chuck Parker | HIMSS | January 21, 2013

At least two health phenomena are common to all humanity: the experience of health (or illness), and the continual need for health vigilance. In spite of these constants, healthcare has historically been “delivered” in a series of isolated events rather than integrated into daily life and shared between patients and doctors.

Today we embrace a more dynamic point of view that:

  • individuals are their own primary care providers; and
  • responsible to focus on health prevention and maintenance in consultation with their team of doctors and supporters.