Monday, June 29, 2009

Personal Pediatrics Beta

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mr Obama are you coming to Mayo in Sept?

Mr Obama, you should come to mayo to hear m speak about my experience in making house calls, how innovative mobile health technologies enable mobile low cost care and hear my patients chat a bit about what i i ike to have a doctor in the home. Now that is a " medical home" real doctors in real houses, looking in refrigerators to see what is there, real doctors doing fall prevention revies in the homes of the elderly, real doctors creating solid and lasting medical home relationships with patients in the emerging direct medical practice model.

Anyway, hope to see you there.

Natalie Hodge MD FAAP

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mr Obama should look at our mobile health solution asap!!

Next week, administration officials, members of Congress, medical and policy experts are scheduled to convene in the Capitol Visitor Center at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. to discuss “mHealth solutions to America’s chronic care crisis.” The wireless industry association CTIA is organizing the event, which is set to take place on the morning of June 24. (More information here.)

“We need to explore a range of ideas about how to put patient safety first, let doctors focus on practicing medicine, and encourage broader use of evidence-based guidelines,” Obama said. “That’s how we can scale back the excessive defensive medicine reinforcing our current system of more treatment rather than better care.”

Yes, Mr Obama you should look at our mobile health platform for primary care as a low cost platform for implementing the highest quality attentive primary care.

Call me.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Patients are sick of waiting...

A recent article in USA Today cites a report just released by Merritt Hawkins & Associates, an AMN Healthcare company. The report summarizes findings of a study regarding physician appointment wait times at medical practices in 15 major metropolitan areas in the U.S., including Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, Seattle and more.

The study found that on average, appointment wait times have increased by more than a week since 2004. Across all specialties and cities included in the survey, the average wait time for an appointment is 20.5 days.

Yep, hurry up and wait. This is one of the reasons that emerging telemedicine and personalized health service organizations such as personal pediatrics, will have a brisk business.

Patients are sick of waiting...