Health: House Calls App

The popular transport service app Uber has inspired another service that was popular years ago: house calls. These new apps allow doctors to treat patients at home and in less time than it would take to visit a facility. House calls can also reduce the risk of being exposed to pathogens in a waiting room. By the 1980s, physician house calls represented only 1% of all medical visits due to a lack of funding by insurance carriers. Pager, one of these medical apps, offers year-round house calls in NYC from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. After a short video conference, the doctor determines if a home visit is required. Customers range from parents concerned about taking their children to an ER to business people who are too busy to see a doctor during the day.

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