Friday, February 15, 2013

Virtual Health Care

I read an interesting article the other day on Walter Russell Mead's Blog. According to Mr. Mead's posting, there's a company in Minnesota called "Virtuwell".  It is a digital office of nurse practitioners that you can visit online rather than going to see a doctor.  These folks have been in business a couple years now and have treated over 40,000 patients.  Compared to a regular office visit, patients have saved on average $88 per visit and about 2.5 hours of patients' time.  Mr. Mead predicts more often than not, doctor's visits in the future will be as simple as sitting in front of your laptop.

I personally think a virtual doctor's visit using your laptop is a little "behind the curve".  How about an iPhone doctor's visit...

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