[Grassroots-l] [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
> 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.
>> martin.langhoff at gmail.com
>> martin at laptop.org -- School Server Architect
>> - ask interesting questions
>> - don't get distracted with shiny stuff - working code first
>> - http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Martinlanghoff
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