The Indivo system is cited in The Innovator’s Prescription and showing up in other material I have been reading. It is part of the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program of Children’s Hospital Boston
I started this post to facilitate reference to Indivo. Found much more than I expected. See the link below that includes: Ten Principles for Fostering Development of an “iPhone-like” Platform for Healthcare Information Technology.”
The Indivo system is essentially an inversion of the current approach to medical records, in that the record resides with the patients and the patients grant permissions to institutions, clinicians, researchers, and other users of medical information. Indivo is a distributed, web-based, personally controlled electronic medical record system that is ubiquitously accessible to the nomadic user, built to public standards, and available under an open-source license. …
Indivo is built to be extended and customized: users can connect their record to third-party applications that enhance the management and analysis of their health information. Indivo accelerates the development of these third-party applications by providing a core set of common features:
- secure storage, categorization and aggregation of health data.
- single sign-on and standards-based data-access delegation.
- a simple, open, web-based Application Programming Interface (API).
- unified user notification. …
Google, Microsoft and Dossia emerged as giant PCHR platform providers all sharing the basic PCHR platform approach. Microsoft Healthvault launched with Indivo open source code in the founding companies. Google later announced the Google Health model, building a platform around the Anvita (formerly Safemed) knowledge base and analytics. [links added]
Am article titled: An “iPhone-like” Platform for Healthcare Information Teechnology
June 18, 2009 argues “for the development of a platform model – similar in nature to the approach of the Apple iPhone – that would support an ecosystem of “substitutable” health care applications.”
The post includes: Ten Principles for Fostering Development of an “iPhone-like” Platform for Healthcare Information Technology — truly disruptive.