[Health] VideoChat is working now - hooray!

Paul Heinzelmann paul.heinzelmann at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 20:56:26 EDT 2008

I sense that there are a lot of new and yet-to-be-discovered ways to use
these kind of low-bandwidth capabilities for health (including consultation,
collaboration, and education).  The perceived value of these will always be
user-dependent and likely require a trial and error approach.

In terms of a role for clinical consultation:  The tough sell, in my
opinion, is to engage specialists who are expected to diagnose. The more
appropriate role for video function may be to simply triage patients and
make simple decisions rather than definitively diagnose or assess patients.

Just food for thought. Best wishes


On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 8:04 PM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2008/10/14  <david at lang.hm>:
> > but those are not all cases.
> exactly. There's a lot of fun to be had, and a lot to learn with this.
> Might be useful in some cases (perhaps growing number of cases, if
> connectivity improves over time) and more things become viable.
> For health purposes, it will probably not be useful, except for a tiny
> % of cases. If people want health tools, that's a different project.
> Let's refocus that camera on collaboration and education.
> m
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Paul Heinzelmann, MD
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