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Are You Ready For 2025?

mOver the next decade, telemedicine will also become more advanced. “In the future, we’ll be able to collect new pieces of data to share in these visits,” Burgert says. “For example, patients may be able to use their smartphone to take their own EKGs [electrocardiograms] or, if they have diabetes, send their A1C and blood glucose numbers.”

Depending on the scenario, Burgers says, patients could send their health information directly to their physician for interpretation and guidance, bypassing the telemedicine video conference altogether.

via Are You Ready For 2024? | Wealthy Doctor.

The linked article is written for physicians but us dentists are smart enough to see how it applies to us as well. The author lists four major changes in professional practice that could effect us in the next ten years.

  • Doctors Will Rely on Wearable Tech for Real-Time Insights
  • Waiting Rooms Will Be Phased Out
  • Up to 35 Percent of Visits Will Happen Virtually—Or Not at All
  • Patients Will Increasingly Control Their Medical Charts

As an interesting aside – Bill Gates made the observation that “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.”

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