“Bring Back the Housecall…Virtually”
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.