The Return of the House Call

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The Return of the House Call
Calendar14 January 2015

The doctor will see you now — from the comfort of your home. I’ve blogged before about tech companies that are transforming health care delivery and this article gives us another glimpse into the future. Imagine a world where technological advances will allow outpatient tests and procedures to occur in the home – for example, patients can x-ray themselves with a smartphone. As employers, we are already discussing the costs and benefits of providing wellness-tracking devices to employees. I expect those discussions will expand as we evaluate the benefit of paying for other mobile health applications versus paying for an ER or outpatient care visit.

Go to full article: npr.org

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