dHealth is digital, algorithmic, group-based health care delivery using blockchain technology.
Who are the dHealth promotors and visionaries? The exact same ones who lead the ABIM and ABIM Foundation in 1999 when it set out to "define medical professionalism" for us. Their final product, the 2002 Physician Charter on Medical Professionalism still stands tall as the guiding light of dEthics for much of organized medicine.
dEthics demands that devotion to the best interests of each individual be replaced by an ethic of devotion to the best interests of the group for which the physician is personally responsible.
dEthics is now driving corporate medicine. Data control. Information control. Education control. More with less; profit before person.
No one saw this more clearly that Dr. Richard Fogoros on his now quiet Covert Rationing blog:
The intent of the 2002 Charter on medical professionalism was to repair the problem (i.e., to cure the “frustration”), not by confronting the forces of evil doing the coercion, but rather, by simply changing medical ethics to make bedside rationing OK. And that’s just what the document did, though only after careful re-editing to make this radical change to medical ethics sound as benign as possible.dHealth is the next great hope. The vision for world health sees blockchain technology allowing nurses (video) to access to a "complete file" of a patient's health information and to "see into the future in health" to deliver scalable care worldwide remotely using corporate dEthics as their guide.
What could possibly go wrong?
h/t: to james gaulte at the Retired Doc's Thoughts blog.