Across the U.S., “hospital at home” programs are taking off amid the pandemic, thanks to communications technology, portable medical equipment and teams of doctors, nurses, X-ray techs and paramedics.
Author Jonathon Feit argues if mobile medicine wants a seat at health care’s table, we have to show up.
The new initiative uses a “war room model” inspired by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s approach to finding homes for people suddenly displaced by hurricanes.
University Hospitals Birmingham performed a live demonstration last week where a clinician based on a computer in a hospital diagnosed a patient in an ambulance several miles away, ZDNet reports.
Terrorism and mass shootings in the United States have shifted first responder tactics to providing care in "warm zones," areas that potentially are under threat.