The “Digital Doctor” is a must-read book for any clinician considering the practice of telemedicine.
It’s not as practical as mine, it’s more broad-ranging—especially regarding the rise of data collection in medical practice.
A great, quick read, the book gives you a great overview of what’s coming in the short term and how these services are being marketed to patients.
The data collected by these consumer health monitors is going to have to be reviewed by a clinician’s brain, no matter how much it’s massaged and processed.
I very much doubt we’ll be compensated for that expectation—at least not adequately.
This book will help you know what’s coming. If even half of what is written is close to the truth, there’s a tsunami of extra work coming clinicians way.
Will you be ready?