The following is a survey for a semester project from a class I am taking now, regarding American family medical service, mobile medical service and tele-medicine, I would appreciate your time and thoughts if you can throw something here, you can just answer by question index such as "3. Your thoughts", etc. Thank you very much!
About family doctor/home medical service:
What are the major functions and responsibilities of American family doctors? Particularly, what roles do family doctors play in the processes of controlling medical prescriptions and changing the place of examination?
How do American families conduct immediate communication with their family doctors? By phone or apps installed in ipad?
In residential communities, how do people live in the communities think about the necessity of bringing family medical service into their houses? Should the committee of those communities take the initiatives to set up the medical devices in order to communicate back forth between residents and doctors?
What are the best practices of making appointments with doctors? The most efficient and convenient ways as you’ve heard or other people practiced
How do family doctors manage their customers who belong to the aging and aged groups (elderly), and with commonly seen diseases?
About mobile medical service:
There probably are some listed companies in the mobile medical service industry such as CardioNet Inc or Intuitive Health Inc, etc. So, what are the major mobile medical service platforms (such as websites) and vendors?
What are the most successful and most popular mobile medical service companies? What are their business models?
Regarding the application of devices, technologies and systems, what are the most recommended ones out there?
What are the current major methods of conducting American tele-medicine? What are the characteristics of their use of technologies?
What do you think could be the most suitable technologies and services in mobile medical service and tele-medicine in Asian countries such as China, Japan?