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“Bring Back the Housecall…Virtually”

- April 28, 2009 - 2 Comments

Very timely opinion article in our hometown San Jose Mercury News by Cisco’s own Dr. Kaveh Savafi. He argues for inserting more technology into the healthcare system and for bringing back the housecall via TelePresence in the home.He states, in part:

All it takes is a visit to your local doctor to know that, as a society, we have much to do to bring health care into the 21st century. We can stream movies, share our family photos and videos, and purchase just about anything online, but in most doctors’ offices a clipboard passes for technology.We need to modernize our health care system by embracing a different model — a transformational health care environment. Doctors shouldn’t be confined to an office with a backed-up waiting room. We need to bring back the house call, but this time virtually through two-way, real-time video.

Read the the full piece here.

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  1. I agree whole heatedly with Dr. Kaveh Savafi that the entire health care industry needs to be.. technologically revamped.

  2. It sounds like a very good idea. I do however have questions about how this process will work for each patient. I think that this idea could help millions of people.