An “ATM for healthcare” where a “virtual doctor’s office” replaces “retail medical clinics”, an initiative that a Columbus, Ohio-area telemedicine startup is looking to provide to ‘hurried patients’.
Interested? Well you can read the original article here.
My thoughts (after reading the article) is that it is definitely a good alternative to compliment but not replace ‘traditional “retail medical clinics”.
I reckon this initiative would be useful for primary & preventive care (inclduing medical check-ups) in rural settings, prisons and even certain military or para-military settings.
Another possibility for effective adoption would be for companies with policies that all medical certificates have to be endorsed by an in-house physician (there are such policies in place for a reasons).