New medical technology that might actually be useful

Diane Mastrull: Firm logs instant feedback on doctor visits

New device gets patient feedback after doctor visit.

Did you understand what the doctor said? Do you need a follow-up appointment? Will you have trouble following the treatment plan?

These are the kinds of questions that machines like this can ask patients after they see the doctor. The answers could save us tons of money — and save your life.

MrMild is gonna love this. He’s the one who came up with the idea of using a hand-held scanner to scan the hospital patient’s wristband and medication to see if they match. And that was years before the Feds started promoting its use.

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