Singing a song–of telemedicine (after you, McCartney!)

On the lighter side of health tech, we celebrate Sir Paul McCartney’s 75th birthday (surely you jest!), his promotion to a Queen’s Companion of Honour and a few birthdays of people we know with this reworking of ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’ by one of our Readers (see below)

When I get older, thinking of health
Just two years from now

Seeing my doctor via video chat
Manage my vitals, ten seconds flat

Hey Dr. Dermo Is this a mole?
Or is it something more?

Manage my bills, reminders for pills
When I’m sixty-four

You’ll be older too
And if you click right here,
This can work for you.

Video for exercise and good things to eat
Keep me fit and trim
Feeling kind of sickly at a quarter to three
Need that prescription waiting for me.

Asking an expert is it sleep apnea?
Or just a very bad snore?
Manage my plans, sharing my scans
When I’m sixty-four.

Contributed by Howard Reis, founder of HEALTHePRACTICES in Westchester, NY, which performs business development and consulting for companies involved in all aspects of telemedicine. Their largest clients include a teleradiology service provider and a telehealth platform provider focused on remote patient monitoring and elder care.

(Note to Readers: Editor Donna is on leave this week. Regular postings will resume after June 26)

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