I can't wait to get old. You say don't rush it but think about it. The way things have gone, low paying jobs that keep you busy enough to not think about anything else. But that's probably a good thing. The misery of it all. Most often times I think about the future and how I want it to be especially with "contemporary medicine". I want people of my generation to be able to access healthcare from their own homes. Telemedicine is a thing of the present and we need to be able to allow patients to dial in and then have physicians provide them instruction by chat. This by be done with the use of technology that connects to any device phone, computer or tablet or TV. Just think having your temperature, blood pressure and other vitals done without you leaving your home. But what about UTI's or urinary infections? Even those too. Those over the counter strips that patients can purchase will be able to determine if such infection is present and a physician can also view it via chat. Yes, "I'm gung-ho!" about all of this because I would have liked medicine to be more patient independent. When a patient begins to use what technology that is available to them them it all makes sense in that you don't lose time from work(unless of course you want to) or other obligations that you really need to be doing but are not able to because you are now sitting in a physicians office waiting to be seen. Complex matters obviously need the consult and expertise of a physician, but there are many other health conditions that can be managed rather patient independent, so that ones life is not delegated to being in and out of a physicians office or hospital unless you want it to be. That patient independent factor is my concern. I ain't one to be relying on a bunch of folk that I have the strangest feeling that I have much the same intelligence. It's just not me so I just get into being myself and doing much the same. I want a career, that involves telemedicine, as you know by now I am not a people person. So I have this distance about me that allows me to keep my sanity. Because people all have their dependencies, hang-ups, evils, desires, simpleness and maybe even inability that can affect other people and really disrupt things. I like that technology that creates patient independence, but still allows medical assistance if it is truly needed. I want health in general to be combined with technology that allows a patient to discuss an issue from wherever they are that allows them to continue life and living on a daily basis, which means without the daily in's and outs of a physicians office. As you know that other stuff just ain't me. Now I'm not saying a patient has to have an implantable chip into them so that a physician can monitor them at all times, at least not yet. But, we can continue on in developing technologies that allow body patches to be worn that detect cancers on certain parts of the body or even UTI or other kinds of infections. These types of external laboratory patches can be connected to HIPAA compliant software that allows a patient to monitor abnormal levels or to seek immediate treatment when test levels are too low or high that indicate definite presence of disease. This is what telemedicine should involve. You wear a patch and monitor your health and do all things to stay healthy and chat telehealth. If it is found that you need invasive procedures then, do you what you feel is necessary. Afterwards, you can still monitor your progress via patch and telehealth so that your life is not one huge medical office day after day. Think of all you can accomplish once medicines and monitoring treatment can be done outside of a hospital or medical office. This does not take away jobs from people because you will always have patients who will require in office or hospital care, but for those who are healthy enough to do this telehealth type of medicine, it will create a life of patient independence. Remove the ball and chain from your physician and use the telehealth approach instead!
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