FaceTime for the Diabetic Foot Goes BigTime

While it is apparent that the announcement of the first medical consult by FaceTime on the Apple iPhone 4 has generated some enthusiasm in the United States, being reported by Cult of Mac, Mac|Life, and 9to5mac. What was unexpected was the numerous republications among Mac/iPhone aficionados and other techies world wide. The story was reported in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Chinese. When it comes to health, patients and doctors desire instant access to experts. This feeling traverses all cultures. In most of these cultures, cellphones are nearly ubiquitous. The practice of medicine constantly evolves, but this transformation in the way doctors have access to experts/specialists may be a renaissance in healthcare delivery. More than new pharmaceuticals and medical devices, improvements in communication, organization, and access to information can advance the care of patients.

David G. Armstrong

Dedicated to amputation prevention, wound healing, diabetic foot, biotechnology and the intersection between medical devices and consumer electronics.

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