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| July 12, 2010
Can FaceTime Improve Your Health?
“Just as with the iPod in music and the laptop in computing, it is not the change in technology, but the change in form factor and ubiquity that alters this landscape."While FaceTime might seem ubiquitous, being able to use FaceTime from PC's and other devices would make it even more so. In this example case, only one doctor needed the portable form factor while the other could have just as easily used a PC with a webcam (if FaceTime were available on a PC). What do you think? Will FaceTime take some of the location hurdles out of patient's access to quality health care? Can you imagine a time when you could FaceTime your doctor for a quick exam instead of rushing to an ER or urgent care center? How will this affect rural medicine?