Will you ever have to visit your doctor in person?

We all know healthcare is under the largest change, reform, or a Cluster – depending on who you ask. It’s the biggest change we have seen since the 1930’s. I dont think anyone can predict wher it will end up 10 years from now. Whethere its for better or worse, it will be different that is for sure. However, I speculate that care will relatively stay the same but with different relationships we have with our doctors.

The relationships we have with our doctors for common ailments could drastically change and be all in our hands – as patients. I think we are all our best doctors and know our bodies intrinsically, but just need a professional opinion to confirm our diagnosis. While in person wont replace every situation, there are many situation that could provide patents with the tools and monetary justification to self monitor ourselves.

Below are some of the latest tools that are available now.

Connecting with your doctor
Google Is Now Connecting Users Searching for Symptoms With Doctors Over Video Chat
“When you’re searching for basic health information on Google – from conditions like insomnia or food poisoning – our goal is provide you with the most helpful information available. We’re trying this new feature to see if it’s useful to people,” a Google spokeswoman confirmed. The trail video chat feature will be part of Google’s Helpouts, the platform that allows users to interact with experts in various fields via live video chat.

Google Fit And Apple Health Kit
Apple HealthKit vs. Google Fit will really be a matter of features or brand loyalty.

Apple HealthKit and Google Fit are platforms for managing health apps on iOS and Android devices. But while the two have the same basic goal, they go about achieving this goal differently.

Top Apple Free Healthcare Apps

Diagnosing and Monitoring

Digital Health Ear Thermometer Integrates with Apple HealthKit 

Monitor and track your child through the years. Then send the results to your doctor.

Wireless blood pressure
Your systolic, diastolic and pulse rate get sent directly to your smartphone or tablet with the help of Bluetooth technology. The easy-to-use mobile app saves a history of your readings, plus it’s backed-up on the secure iHealth Cloud so your data is available to you on any computer, from wherever you are.

Measure. Track. Share.

The free iHealth MyVitals app automatically keeps a history of your data and gives you the option to share your information with your doctor or caregiver. Our devices work with both Apple and Android devices.

Glucose Monitor
The new iHealth Align plugs directly into the headphone jack of a user’s smart phone and works with both iPhone and Android phones. The readings are automatically displayed and logged using the free iHealth Gluco-Smart mobile application. Through the app, users can manage their readings, track insulin and easily share info with caregivers and supporters. Since all the data is automatically sent to the cloud, users can view their information from anywhere by logging into their online account.

Talk to your doctor on your phone or iPad

HealthTap Prime is a subscription-based service that includes 24/7 live, unlimited virtual consultations with top doctors via HD video, audio, and chat. What’s more, it also provides free access to its ever growing knowledge base of doctor-created health answers and tips. It might be better to skip the Google search about your bizarre rash and take it straight to the experts on this one. It will save you a lot of time and guessing whether or not that third comment on Yahoo! Answers is actually legitimate. 
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