This “The doctor will see you now… by Skype” article by Nick Spoors in the Northampton Chronicle captures something that is typical of the failures I see when healthcare providers try to leverage the opportunity in video consultations. All too often there’s too much emphasis on how to achieve the initial idea (eg. to make video consultations get a PC, stick a monitor on a wall and stick a webcam on it) but no attention to the opportunities that evolve from doing this (eg. digital access, anytime/anywhere clinician access, digital documentation of consultations, sharing of online videos and URLs, etc).
If you are also confused about the opportunity please put down your clipboard and pen and watch these free video tutorials by Dr John Bachman MD, Professor of Primary Care at the Mayo Clinic.