A vision for the future

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Name: Joi Holcomb

From: Texas

Bio: Medical Illustrator who has created VRML anatomical models

Area of Expertise: Research Scientist/Illuminator

Topic: Getting, Sharing Information

Headline: Return of the Housecall

Nutshell: Health professionals can diagnose, prescribe and often treat patients online.

Vision: Through interactive biometrics and instant communication pateints could get help, answers and treatment via internet either at home or at health centers. This could be a global solution for remote areas via satellite broadband. It would allow a greater level of expertise to be availabe to doctors in rural areas and third world countries. The only and biggest problem, would be getting the medications to the health centers. World pharmaceutical companies would have to be willing to be a part of creating this network with regional dispensing facilities that were accessible to all areas of the world.

Date Submitted: 11/12/2004

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