How about Making the Medical Home Mobile?

by Patricia Salber

What I love about Chuck Thornbury, MD is that he really understands primary care physician practice workflow.   Because of that, he was able to design his mobile-to-mobile online delivery model, called meVisit, to really make it easy for patients to connect with their own doctors electronically – using what ever method they prefer (desktop,  tablet, mobile). The doctors can respond by using their mobile phones – they are always on and always there.   This means docs can conduct after hours care where ever they happen to be (hopefully not in a movie theater).  So, no more staying late at the office or being tied to the desktop answering 1 am emails.

I had a chance to interview Chuck on camera at HiMSS14 in Orlando.  Watch as he describes his approach:

If you want to learn more about the “Implications of a Mobile -to-Mobile Online Delivery Model” be sure to read Chuck’s mHealth Book Coverchapter of the same name in the newly released HiMSS book, “mHealth Innovation:  Best Practices from the Mobile Frontier” (edited by Rick Krohn and David Metcalf).

 

Patricia Salber MD, MBA (@docweighsin)
Patricia Salber, MD, MBA is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Doctor Weighs In. She is also the CEO of Health Tech Hatch, the sister site of TDWI that helps innovators tell their stories to the world. She is also a physician executive who has worked in all aspects of healthcare including practicing emergency physician, health plan executive, consultant to employers, CMS, and other organizations. She is a Board Certified Internist and Emergency Physician who loves to write about just about anything that has to do with healthcare.

14 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY


All comments are moderated. Please allow at least 1-2 days for it to display.