Social Media has taken medical follow-up to the next level –

If your medical physician hasn’t offered to contact you by video, text or e chat, he may soon. Hello Health, a healthcare practice in the New York City area is offering an online practice option, stating that “you can talk to us as a friend: though emails, text, phone calls, instant message, or face to face, and even make appointments, and access your records on line”. Any one who knows anything about the typical medical practice is aware that they are not particularly tech savvy. For those currently using this technology, it may be a reasonable option to the dreaded office visit, particularly with the high price of gas. We may soon see more medical practitioners incorporating social media into their business model. It may not be long before your psychotherapist offers a similar option!

By: Peter Sabbagh

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