e-Patient Ephemera—73 cents Meets the World of Data Capture
Last Thursday night (7/29), HealthCentral had the pleasure of attending an exhibit of paintings by Regina Holliday presented by Clinovations. Ms. Holliday’s artwork collection, dubbed “e-Patient Ephemera—73 cents meets the world of data capture” aims to illustrate, through various pictures, stories and objects, the “complex world of health care into human terms we can all relate to.” Her work spans from simple paintings to complex mixed media pieces to a vast mural covering an entire wall. One particularly poignant piece entitled “Sutent in a Shadow Box” used acrylics mixed with about 10 chemotherapy pill. The cost of the pills themselves came to $24,285.71.
The rest of her pieced followed suite, depicting several meaningful and often tragic situations many patients encounter as they navigate the vast world of health care in all of its facets and forms including health IT, patient information, hospital care quality and the simple and often daunting reality of sickness. But, however daunting or hopeless her depictions and stories may be, coursing through her work is a sense of patient and caretaker empowerment through the innovations made possible by health information; making the case that at the end of the day, patients now more than ever have the power to take control of their care and their health.
We had a great time perusing through Ms. Holliday’s collection while sipping merlot and having great conversation with other art enthusiast. We even got a chance to speak with the artist herself about her body of work. Ms. Holliday could not have been more thrilled to share her artistry and gush about all the inspiring stories that made her work possible. It was clear that everyone was delighted to share in her talent.
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