Wow, online consultations for $25 every 10 minutes! Compudocs for $150/hour.
Not bad, I guess, and it's the new rage with insurers. But "compudoc" sounds so boring. I want to coin a new name. Call it "pajamas medicine." After all, PJ medicine can be performed from the comfort of your own living room, any time of the day or night.
So here's a question: why not open pajamas medicine up to the rest of the world? I mean, think of where those prices might go! Maybe we'll be working for under $20 and hour soon! Wooooo hooooo! No fuss, no mess. No chance for the spread of swine flu because you don't even have to touch a patient!
And liability coverage? Well, that might be a little sticky...
But hey, let's not ask the tough questions. After all, it's medicine as a commodity coming to a computer terminal near you.
Oh, and that sentinal node? I'm sure it'll be the first thing they tell you about online.
h/t BNET Healthcare.