Exploding #telemedicine market splitting into new businesses

Exploding #telemedicine market splitting into new businesses Technology gurus have known for many years that telemedicine was possible, at least in theory. But a couple of decades ago, when thinkers first began to pilot-test virtual consults, the technology for delivering private video was extremely pricey. Most video communications took place in the corporate C-suite across […]

How #digitalhealth is changing doctor-patient relationships

How #digitalhealth is changing doctor-patient relationships A few days ago, I was skimming my Twitter feed when I saw a post from a major academic medical center. The post, which showed off a group of the center’s specialists, featured five forty-something men and women, grouped in a “C” and dressed so casually that they looked […]

The patient as CEO of their care

Unfortunately, providers can take an assertive patient who’s fighting to engage in smart self-care and make them feel small. Cranking out┬ásarcastic or patronizing remarks, ignoring or under-responding to a patient’s requests for information or unfairly minimizing their worries can be a gut punch to patients who want to take an appropriate level of control.