Friday, July 14, 2017
Patient care, the best of times, the worst of times
Patient centered medical care is changing. In the not to distant future devices such as the ones Dr. Bertalan Mesko demonstrates and explains to us will be available by prescription or even as over the counter devices available at your pharmacy, Best Buy, WalMart, and Amazon. This is only the beginning. Blood pressure monitors and oxygen saturation monitors have been available for over a decade. Now they have been miniaturized. EKG, BP, Oxygen saturation sensors, all of which can plugged into your smartphone.
The patient will become the center of care, utilizing many devices you will learn about here.
These instruments will become very important to our health system which is already inadequate. They offer time saving tools, efficiency and will be welcomed by physicians as they become more familiar with their use.
It is the best of times as far as technological advances, and the worst of times in areas of health financing reform.