What is the health ecommunity?

The Health eCommunity was started by Anthony Meadows, Sr. and Ronnie F. Wilkins from their desire to have a positive impact in the community.  The Health eCommunity plans to be a non-profit organization. The goal of The Healthy Community is to educate the local community in matters regarding the use of technology in achieveing, promoting, and maintaining optimal health. Use of technology includes smart phones, websites, social media, mobile apps, and wearables such as fit bits. It also includes the use of any device used to measure and/or monitior health. We are looking for and creating both high-tech and low-tech opportunities.

We must be determined to watch out for and avoid potholes on the path to better health.

Health care is complicated. We have to work towards be owners of healthier bodies; it can be hard work, but we can do it. On the road to optimal health, we need to avoid potholes but we must be able to recognize them. Obesity is a pothole. Obesity can lead to life threatening diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer. These diseases are killers. They ravage communities with limited social and economic resources. Our community doesn't have to accept such fate. And, we don't have to fear these diseases. We can make up our minds that we will lookout for potholes and avoid them. We are becoming a Health eCommunity.

What does your slogan "It takes everyone" mean?

Care givers not only include health care professionals, it also includes friends and family and others who give support in times of ill health. It takes everyone to contribute to the health and well-being, of someone.

Why should i care about my health records?

Doctors & nurses care, hospitals care, and insurance companies care.  Additionally, lots of money is being spent to purchase, implement, and use the electronic health record (EHR).  It's their job to care because it's their job.  As the patient, you should care because you have the most to lose.  If our lives are shortened due to failure to care for our bodies, perhaps we need incentives to increase our engagement level.  The Health eCommunity is exporing ways to help the community care more. [ can we be a company like achievers to award "points" for healthy behaviors? ]

As patients, we should care because we have the most to lose.

There's a paradigm shift taking place in health care. Whereas, in times past, the medical doctor and the nurse bore the brunt of the responsibility for a person's well-being. Today, indivdiuals are playing a more active role. In today's health care market, the patient is expected to be an engaged player in matters of his health. Clinicians are focused on wellness. The thought becomes "if we keep the patient healthy we keep illness away". The idea is to encourage well living in order to prevent illness. The EHR is valuable because it has your medical history in one place.