Disruptive innovation: the future of healthcare?

Peter Yellowlees, Alberto Odor, Kesha Patrice, Michelle Burke Parish, Najia Nafiz, Ana Maria Iosif, Donald Hilty

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Abstract

The traditional face-to-face doctor-patient relationship is the core of conventional medical practice. One key aspect of this changing relationship is the increasing dependency on asynchronous data collection in clinical consultations. Such electronic communications and data streams may be numeric, text-based, audio, digitized still pictures, video and radiologic, as well as emanating from multiple medical devices. While asynchronous medicine may be established in specialties like radiology and dermatology, there is little research regarding the use of asynchronous medicine in areas of medicine that traditionally rely on the physical doctor-patient interaction such as primary care, internal medicine, geriatrics, and psychiatry. The practice of psychiatry stands out as a discipline that is highly dependent on the quality of the physical meeting between the doctor and the patient, yet even in this specialty it is possible to utilize asynchronous medicine for some types of psychiatric consultations. Asynchronous medicine has the potential to be significantly disruptive to our current healthcare processes, as well as more clinically and economically efficient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalTelemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Volume17
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2011

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Disruptive innovation : the future of healthcare? / Yellowlees, Peter; Odor, Alberto; Patrice, Kesha; Parish, Michelle Burke; Nafiz, Najia; Iosif, Ana Maria; Hilty, Donald.

In: Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association, Vol. 17, No. 3, 04.2011, p. 231-234.

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Yellowlees, Peter ; Odor, Alberto ; Patrice, Kesha ; Parish, Michelle Burke ; Nafiz, Najia ; Iosif, Ana Maria ; Hilty, Donald. / Disruptive innovation : the future of healthcare?. In: Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association. 2011 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 231-234.
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