This Bloomberg article shows how the gig economy meets medicine. Or how doctors are choosing to care for patients in their pajamas. This concept isn’t new necessarily, but it got me thinking about how we might be getting ahead of ourselves. This quote caught my eye: "The current system doesn’t work. It’s inefficient,’’ said Amy Fan, a 30-year-old ... Continue Reading about Gig Economy Meets Medicine – The Limits of Virtual Care
This week Ernest Quintana, a 78-year-old man with lung disease, was told by a doctor on a telemedicine encounter that he did not have long to live. Caught on phone video the family took to the media where it has triggered a national conversation about conversations. Here are 3 takeaways from this case: Hold critical conversations in person When possible. Critical ... Continue Reading about Lessons From a Botched Telemedicine Encounter
This from Chrissy Farr at CNBC today, Why telemedicine has been such a bust so far. Billions of investment dollars have been poured into apps and websites that offer this virtual consultations with physicians, ranging from Doctor on Demand to American Well. The theory behind them is that millennials would opt for a digital alternative to an in-person physician's ... Continue Reading about Is Telemedicine Really a Bust?
A JAMA article this week proposes the a new specialty, the medical virtualist. But the suggestion that the virtual connection of doctors and patients will be restricted enough to be a medical specialty is shortsighted. The medium does not define the doctor Because the medium doesn’t define the doctor. In fact, it should be the other way around. Communication ... Continue Reading about Medical Virtualist – A Specialty with a Tenuous Future
Here are 3 links that I stumbled on this week that I think are worth a peek. I've not been one to curate links, but I see so much great stuff. I thought that I should share some of what I find. Tell me what you think. Telemedicine predicted in 1925 This post from Paleofuture, the retro futuristic Smithsonian blog, shows how one 1925 radio enthusiast predicted the ... Continue Reading about 3 Great Links for the Week of March 26, 2012