A Forbes featured article earlier this week stresses the ‘I’ in Autism—making the case that healthcare technology needs to be more accessible for the individual. Forbes writer Luis Bridgman suggests tech strategies to aid caregivers at home and on the go, streamline communication between caregivers and healthcare professionals, and ultimately advance research by enabling families to maintain personal data that is accessible for researchers. The idea: a comprehensive cloud. Bridgman proposes a communication cloud whereby medical professionals make information readily available and concise for caregivers and caregivers maintain detailed observations to be translated to researcher data. This mutually beneficial dream requires interdisciplinary cooperation to become a reality. Bridgman’s dream is very much like ICare4Autism’s initiative ICAP—International Computer Analysis Program for Autism—a meta-database operating in real-time to provide families and caregivers rapid access to medical, educational, and therapeutic resources. Our ICAP initiative is launching soon. Check out our Global Autism Center and other initiatives on our site and share your opinions on healthcare information and communication here!
To read the Forbes article, visit: http://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2013/04/09/3-ways-technology-can-make-a-dent-in-autism-research/