NPR: Pandemic innovation: High-tech family doc brings back the house call

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Scott Tong May 19, 2021

“Work from home. Shop from home. See the doctor from home, permanently?

One Southern California family physician is betting on the old-school house call (and virtual visit) model, ditching his office space in favor of health care on the go.”

And yes — he carries a black bag.

High Tech and Hands On

From his own home, Kurisu logs on regularly to check patient data at what he calls “Command Central”: three laptops, two giant monitors and one iPad.

Dr. Kurisu's command central data dashboards and trackers abound
San Diego family doctor Michael Kurisu treating Dennis O’Connor at home. (Scott Tong/Marketplace)Kurisu’s “Command Central,” where he monitors patient data. (Courtesy Michael Kurisu)

I don't need nurses... I need a data scientist... to go dispatch me


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