For all that though I can't help but equate transparency with politics, companies, NGOs and the like.
There's another thing with the very public health record 4-U; will clinical terminology be affected? This may be a good thing. There are a lot of people, groups who want to shake up the medical establishment, the drug companies and modern practices. Here on W2tQ I wonder about the terms that will be needed in and around Hodges' model. Should a new website use an existing nursing classification, a folksonomy or a combination?
Medical progress has been hard won, many communities around the globe have yet to have access to basic health care, doctors, midwives and nurses. While the developed nations continue to talk about person-centered care, there remain places where ongoing community-centered care would be welcome.
Working in mental health for three decades you know of psychiatry in dissent and the debates ongoing around stigma, access to services, diagnosis and the use and abuses of medication. I am an idealist in health and informatics, both as distinct enterprises and in that yet to be fully realised combined formulation.
I worry about the trends in personal information disclosure, the rise of self-diagnosis online, and the growth of counterfeit drugs sold on the web . Effective and informed self-diagnosis can save health services time and money , but success, safety, and savings are not a given. So much depends on literacy.
I do hope at some point to read public parts - it is very timely. We have to ask however, just how far does the market want to reach? Where or what exactly are the envelopes involved? Do we really want to take advertiser's values as one edge of the envelope? If the genie is easy to get back into the bottle then no problem ...
But where do you go to my lovelyWhen you're alone in your bedTell me the thoughts that surround youI want to look inside your head