Today’s Forbes.com features the latest guest column by Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman: “Face Time MD: How Consumer Tech Can Deliver Care That’s Better, Faster, Cheaper.” Glen looks into the future by describing existing innovations that are already making a difference. Like live consults with your physician on the iPhone . . . using Xbox Kinect to monitor compliance with physical therapy . . . and devices that let heart patients, diabetic patients and their doctors monitor vitals in real-time, all linked to the Electronic Health Record.
“Now, with a bit of innovation, and an open approach to both how we care for patients and the systems we use, we can put them together and create the future—a better future not just for health care but for health, which is what we really want anyway,” Glen writes.