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Amazon buys One Medical

I see the value of #efficiency and speed, but I'm still not on board with a lot of #telehealth.  In many circumstances, it alienates non-techy #patients and the #elderly

It also leaves more room for #medicalmistakes and potentially dangerous issues being overlooked by seeing your #doctor through a #smartphone or PC versus in person.

I saw it with a family member that could have never participated in a telehealth visit if I didn't lead the technology part for him.  I also brought my personal blood pressure machine and scale.  These numbers are critical in many circumstances. 

A lot can be missed.  For example, #vitals, nonverbal communication, #hygiene, and anxiety, just to name a few. 

Lastly, there is the #data.  Do I want the same company that knows my #lifestyle, hobbies, and or #diet being managed by the same entity that is handling my #healthcare

I do see a small #benefit with a clearly defined #population of a younger and more technically savvy #generation that can avoid frustrations of our current state of #healthcare and quickly get that specialist referral with a quick conversation from their home, but it's tricky and potentially hazardous. 

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. 

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Jul 26, 2022

I feel it's a bit intrusive, what else does Amazon want to know?? They already know what supplements I use for my depression, etc. I feel they are going about it the wrong way. What if they store our info, and Amazon is attacked and all that data is exposed?? Just too risky. Yes, telehealth has it's place, but not like this..

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