In three books spanning 23 years, eHealthier principal Dr. Eddie Price advocates functional health assessment as the catalyst for a more effective healthcare system.
“The overriding concern of doctors, health and injury insurers should be the optimal health of their clients.”
In his 1985 book, Is Medicine Really Necessary? Dr. Price highlighted the paucity of health outcomes measures at the time, and offered his own patient-reported Health Status Measurement tool to quantify health – these have, since 2015, been referred to as PROMs or Patient Reported Outcome Measures .
In his 1997 book, Supramedicine, Dr. Price highlighted the huge progress made with regard to health outcome measurement, and showed how the same psychometric methods could be used to quantify the link between consumers’ behaviour now – and their health later.
In his most recent book, So You Think Medicine is Modern (SYTMM), Dr. Price discusses the connection between complexity science and functional health. Humans’ non-linear, dynamic capacity to adapt to an ever-changing environment is a capability that provides the basis for maintaining health, says Dr. Price.
Click here to access Dr Price’s most recent presentation linking Health Outcomes to Complexity Science Creating a Pragmatic tool that enables the Introduction of Complexity Science into Medicine today
Dr Eddie Price is a graduate in Medicine from Sydney University, in Health Administration from the University of New South Wales, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Medical Administrators. He has worked in Australia’s inner city ghettos, in large London teaching hospitals, in the Arab refugee region of El Arish, and as a Kibbutz doctor on Israel’s northern borders.
He presently works in occupational medicine, advising management on health and safety matters. He has consulted to the Australian Ministry of Health and was on the board of WorkCover New South Wales.