Heading Towards Complimentary Medicine

I saw this graphic and was quite intrigued by the various services that were integrated into what Dr. Bonnie Feldman called complementary medicine. I love when we look at the broader approach to health and medicine.

The only thing I don’t like about the image above is that I think it leaves out some important elements in the care team. The doctors themselves are not even on the graphic. However, that complaint aside, I like that we’re looking more broadly at how we treat patients. I also like that we’re talking about teams of people working together to help someone be more healthy.

Since I’m a tech person, I think the key to all of this collaboration and team work gets back to high quality communication and data sharing. That’s the problem that I think technology solves best. This is why I’m so excited about the future of healthcare technology.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.