The healthcare service in the USA is in dire need of automation to reduce healthcare costs. That said, we have seen a proliferation of on-line healthcare portals which can connect patients with doctors by phone and video plus legions of SMART Phone apps which claim to be able to do everything from checking your pulse to even performing an EKG. Unfortunately it’s not a unified approach and most of these systems don’t communicate with each other. This publication looks at the latest innovations in retail healthcare services and technology and how these may be used to reduce the number of people using hospital Emergency Rooms for primary healthcare. An estimated 25% of the over 100 million visitors to ER each year. New technology and services are on the horizon to enable people with minor conditions to be able to receive treatment 24x7 without checking into a hospital ER.
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Telecommunications and Telemedicine Innovator and Entrepreneur.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I wanted to understand the healthcare delivery technologies being developed and saw this e-book. The book covers a full range of delivery services from self-directed, app-enabled diagnostics to a fully automated micro clinic. The author makes some very good points about the costs of the various delivery systems and inconsistent quality of care issues. I would use an automated micro clinic such as MedEx Spot when the technology is available as I expect it could reduce costs and improve care for non-life threatening conditions. Maybe ER rooms could use the automated clinics for patient triage.