Surgeons at the Henry Ford Hospital now using FaceTime to provide post-op consultations



Personally I find it a bit odd to learn that Craig Rogers MD finds it makes a lot of sense to be telerounding with his post op patients via facetime calls especially once I realised that the distance between the two hospitals being mentioned is only a 30 minute drive.

From a financial perspective it also seems odd for the hospital to be suggesting that you can substitute an inperson visit on the ward with a free Facetime call. Is this really the type of “state of the art” technology that’s going to make you popular with patients who are lying in one of the most expensive beds in America and have just been operated on by a multimillion dollar surgical robot?

All the same if – as we see in the video – inpatients at the Henry Ford Hospital are happy to be consulting with their Urologist via a Mobile Video Call from their hospital bed isn’t it glaringly obvious that this is the future of homecare?

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