Virtual physicians exist in hospitals and contribute by performing tasks that are not considered difficult, but would "require" a person of a certaing qualification to do. For example Hospital Hostile Takeover needs to find physicians to perform rounds on a daily basis. The problem is that most of the physicians are switching schedules, and sometimes go on vacation even while they work, thus making a hospital always looking for someone to fill in for the absence of physicians. Of course they are entitled, but hospitals may sometimes want to alleviate themselves from the human component of practicing physicians. Virtual doctors or any sophisticated machinery that can provide the same care of a regular physician can be used to fill the lack of physician or qualified personnel void and otherwise provide a staff to the medical office, facility or hospital that seeks to accomodate it's community of patients. Would it be cheaper to use recycled parts and load them with intelligence so that a hospital could avoid paying a salary, health insurance, retirement pension, vacation, sick days and holidays? Would it also be cheaper to have a physician who is qualified and very good at his or her job to prevernt malpractice issues, and to not have to pay the cost of malpractice insurance?
Yes, the virtual physician can treat people for things like URI's, UTIs' and more. You tell it what problem you are having and treatment is instant and without the wait. Imagine seeing more patients than usual because the virtual physician does not take lunch, go to the bathroom or need that snow day off. The doctor is in and can see anyone he or she is mechanically able to! The virtual physician good care without the cost!