Doctors will likely still achieve the very highest level of care by being physically present in a person’s home.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 02, 2015
According to an article published October 20th by Popular Science, technology being developed at the University of Southern California may soon make it possible for doctors to do virtual house calls by “being” in a person’s home in the form of a hologram. While advancements such as video and telemedicine have already popularized the digital consultation in the world of modern medicine, the technology aims to take that idea one step further by allowing a more intimate, but still virtual, consultation. According to Dr. Michael Farzam of House Call Doctor Los Angeles, house call medicine benefits patients both because it can be more efficient than conventional care, and because, in many cases, it can provide for better quality of care. Dr. Farzam explains that, while the hologram technology could surely increase efficiency and convenience by allowing doctors to stay in one place rather than traveling around and allowing patients to be visited more rapidly, doctors will likely still achieve the very highest level of care by being physically present in a person’s home.
- More Efficiency – Dr. Farzam explains that he and his colleagues at House Call Doctor Los Angeles have experience both with at-home care, and with video and telemedicine, so they understand the advantages and limits of each service. He explains that there are many medical services, such as getting prescription or a simple discussion of medical options, which could easily be done over the phone, with a video call, or with a hologram. Yet, he notes that there are certain benefits of at-home care that no virtual substitute can live up to.
- Better Care – Dr. Farzam explains that having a physician actually visit a patient’s home can have numerous advantages that many people seldom think of. One of these advantages is that house call patients tend to feel more comforted, cared for, and are more likely to follow doctor instructions to a T when they feel this way. Also, Dr. Farzam explains that being in a person’s home can give a doctor an in-depth look at how their lifestyle and home situation may factor into their health, offering a wealth of information that most patients would never think to mention. The more data that a doctor has, the better he or she can treat patients and prevent hospital readmissions, and Dr. Farzam explains that being in a person’s home is one of the greatest ways to get this information.
For more information about the treatments and medical services available with at-home care, prospective patients can call Dr. Farzam and the House Call Doctor Los Angeles team at 310-849-7991, or visit it online at http://www.HouseCallDoctorLA.com.