I watched the first Democratic debate last evening, and the section on healthcare very carefully. Clearly the intention of the Democratic party is generally to head towards single payor/socialized medicine.
Whether we end up there or not, forced Telemedicine may play a big role going forward. ” The internet makes it possible for specialists on the other side of the globe to participate in complex, delicate surgeries, as well as for surgeons to examine patients being treated by paramedics in an ambulance or on a living room floor. For the article click here.
Would you take unlimited 24/7 access to primary care doctors via smartphone, tablet or computer, with zero out-of-pocket co-pays, if it meant you’d have to pay a lot more money to see your regular doctor in person?”
Lets take this to the next level.
You’ve had a tennis accident and suspect the worst: a broken leg.
A telemedicine doctor-on-demand confirms your fears: You need to see a physician in person. From your phone, you nab an Uber Health ride (HIPAA-safe, affordable and reliable) covered by your CVS/Aetna health plan.
At a state-of-the-art medical mall, the wait for an X-ray is short. You barely have time to pull out your iPhone and find your secure MyChart health records—data that are owned by you, but protected by blockchain.
Like clockwork, the radiologist’s report appears in the app, an orthopedist casts your leg and you schedule both your follow-up and physical therapy appointments then and there.
Sound like the faraway future? Think again. Healthcare is on the cusp of a technology revolution. Technology is primed to disrupt healthcare more explosively than it has any other industry.