While researching my next career turn as a doctor, metamorphosing into a “Housecall Doctor”, I started investigating the field of videochat, videoconfencing, etc. in order to prepare for doing “Video Housecalls”, for patients that really did not to physically see a doctor. We reasoned, if we could find a good videochat technology, we could do that with any iPhone, iPad, etc.

Now, while doing the research, I was lucky enough to read Eric Topol MD’s book, “The Creative Destruction of Medicine“.

My life changed.

Before reading the book, I really felt my passion for medicine had terribly waned. Sure, I made a decent living, but my true passion was extinguished. I know the Health system was broken, it did not take a medical genius to figure that out; expensive, long wait time, increasing excessive paperwork, and on, and on.

Then I read that book. My passion was reawakened, and I was given hope. I see a future in medicine, along with tools provided by the digital revolution in medicine. A future I did not think was there anymore.

A system, that would be not ridulously expensive, where the medical encounter would be a collaboration between doctor and patient in diagnosis and treatment. A new medical system aided by the incredible new gadgets arising because of the convergence of the factors Dr. Topol spoke of.

Now, also what I saw in my “ricochet browsing”, as I term it, was that the field did not have two things:

1) A Home

2) A Consistent Language

This site hopes to provide both. A home for health care workers to find out the state of the art of the new field, and new part of the language, “Internet Medicine”. And provide a language for everyone to speak and communicate consistently.

Albert Einstein once said: “The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.” Internet Medicine, optimistically thinking, may be a creation of a different level of thinking to attack the out-of-control health care costs, and inefficiencies of medicine.


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  1. Dear internetmedicine.com staff and CEO
    We have created the above web potral http://www.qualityinhealth.gr in Greece with 104 papers from 48 professors , 17 consultants etc and 80.500 visitors the previous 15 months.
    We kindly ask if you would visit it , discuss the possibility of collaboration in S.E Europe and Balkan area (quality , ehealth , mobile health).
    Best regards
    K.Theologou MD,MSc,PhD

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