Is the doctor’s office obsolete? …“Your interaction with a physician is changing.” Sculley, with the use of a video, explained how telemedicine is poised to revolutionize health and wellness. The ability to find a physician, contact and engage will be more about technology and your smart phone than prolonged office visits. Soon, you will be able to find and connect with a “telemedicine friendly” physician. But some of the complexities still reside in the legality of medical practice and federal HIPPA guidelines for information privacy and security. We discussed how the laws vary from state to state and how guidelines are taking shape to establish a method to the madness– key elements to leveraging the true ”physician at a distance” advantages of telemedicine. ”Even the role of consultations and second opinions can be significantly facilitated and enhanced,” he added.
John Scully (one of America’s best-known business leaders known in both the history of Apple technology and in 21st century innovation) shares his “mission to change the world, again” with Forbes Contributor John Costa.
Note: in the UK and Ireland (where we’re not restricted by such incredibly outdated physician licensing legislation) you can already engage with a “telemedicine friendly” physician on your 3G Video Mobile 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for an all inclusive cost of only £35.