We need the Wehrmachtkanister design at the point of care

20140813_082911I recently came across an article, ” The Wehrmachtkanister, AKA Jerry can: Astonishingly good industrial design from the 1930’s,” which got me thinking about the delivery of care in medicine today. The Germans had a significant advantage over the Allies, due in large part to this extremely well designed fuel canister.
In the examination room at the point of care, I think I have found my Jerry can, and am of the opinion, we should be focusing more on improving the delivery of care at this level.
However, the solution, not unlike the Jerry can, has to be affordable, easy to implement and out perform the current delivery system.
A mobile device with at least a 14 inch matte screen, keyboard and HDMI port carried to each examination room is key. Having at least a 24 inch large screen mounted in each room with an HDMI cord easily attached to the mobile device for mirroring is critical. An encrypted remote control application so the mobile device can access the main data base composed of the EHR and a Health CRM is essential. The Health customer relationship management system, managed effectively, will ensure up to date, relevant information before, during and after the office visit.
By providing care in this manner the EHR can become quite flexible and used in various ways to best suit the needs of the patient and physician in this rapidly changing technological milieu.

Reference:
The Wehrmachtkanister, AKA Jerry can: Astonishingly good industrial design from the 1930’s. Rain Noe

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