[Health] VideoChat is working now - hooray!

david at lang.hm david at lang.hm
Mon Oct 13 21:24:39 EDT 2008


On Mon, 13 Oct 2008, Paul Heinzelmann wrote:

> 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.

the key thing to remember is that in many cases the alternative isn't a 
in-person visit to the specialist, it's going without professional 
diagnosis entirely.

David Lang

> Just food for thought. Best wishes
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> Paul
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> On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 8:04 PM, Martin Langhoff
> <martin.langhoff at gmail.com>wrote:
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>> 2008/10/14  <david at lang.hm>:
>>> but those are not all cases.
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>> 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.
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>> 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.
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>> Let's refocus that camera on collaboration and education.
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