Inside Forward's high-tech doctor's office

Inside Forward's high-tech doctor's office



so what we try and do here your try and really kind of be your partner in health and really kind of have that ongoing relationship with you as you're working towards kind of living a happy and healthy life so you first come into Ford you start by walking up to one of these iPads to check-in what's cool about this is this shows you your playlists of the day shows you what you have to get through so we take the opportunity of having you here to go ahead and get a whole bunch of information what we call your baseline of health so you can start to look towards the future so the first thing that you're going to see in your playlist is that the body scanner is kind of the first way that we do that why don't we go ahead and hop over and I'll show you how that works just go ahead and take your left hand and lie it flat right there and then you just want to slide two fingers into that and then usually with any two I need you think yeah a short and so what's cool is just in 45 seconds we get all this information and then that's channeled straight into the exam room for you and your doctor to go over but it's also sent down to your phone so you always have access to that information from now until forever okay so a few years ago I had the I guess unfortunate experience it's somebody close to me and my family had a heart attack and I and I watched what he went through and what I realized is that the healthcare system is not really set up for success it's like super reactive as opposed to being like preventative and trying to get problems before they start so I said wow I think we can maybe improve that the next thing we do is we take your blood so can I get you to roll up your sleeves and maybe I'll just show you how we do it I won't actually take your blood don't worry all right so we decided to do was we use what's called near-infrared light it just kind of helps us look at exactly where the veins are so we're not kind of poking around too much right okay so all this information comes into this central system for you and your doctor to go ahead and collaborate and what's cool about this is your doctoring you will always start by going through kind of your active issues so these are things you told us about last time you were here things you told us about in the app and we kind of review up with you we really want to kind of do three things the first is we just want to get it out to more people right which means which means filling this building more locations things like that the second it's arguably more interesting is more services right so we're primary care but every day we're adding more and more things we've we've added women's health we've added vaccines we've built the pharmacy we just want to keep adding more and more services so you're not kind of bouncing around the healthcare system that you can really address it all here and then the third thing that we want to do is make it more and more accessible so you use technology to reduce the inefficiencies which allows us to lower the cost over time so we can get this to every single person on the planet that really needs access to kind of better health care we charge 149 a month you get unlimited access our doctors our technology etc and what's cool about that is because there's no kind of hidden fees and co-pays and all that stuff you're not afraid to engage your health right it's much easier as much more pleasant to just be like oh I can pull out my phone and just to ask a question rather than oh I'm going to give it a few days hope it goes away and then it becomes a bigger problem so one of the things that we realized early on and it's kind of obvious is that people don't like walking around with our warm pee in their hands right so here after you go ahead and pee in the cup you just go ahead and toss it right in there and then this will actually take it automatically in the back of house to be processed for you great so when you come in let's say you're more focused on walnuts right I want to complete better exercise more I lose weight we send you home with one of these centers so what's cool about these is all of them constantly when you use them are sending data back to your doctor here your doctor can go ahead and keep an eye on your health not just when you're here they even when you're gone while Adrienne thank you so much for showing me around it really does look like an Apple store made into a metal box well we're glad to have you here and we hope you come back soon all right thank you

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15 thoughts on “Inside Forward's high-tech doctor's office

  1. Wow this is so inspiring I want to become a G.P but from my experiences with being in a doctors surgery aren't possitive its always very slow and its just uncongortable if i could do something like this well the concept not the execution, that would be a dream come true but i would do lots of study's first so that i can find out what people hate the most about going to the doctors and change it.

  2. ` what a time to be alive. This concept is so fucking lit, it can no longer be measured on the litness scale. S/O to Forward. Match this with IBM Watson?

  3. @TechCrunch Towards the end of the video, that glass casing shelf with the gadgets they send you home with, the White Ball thingy, I've seen it before. You put it by your bed, right? I forgot the name of it. The Bird Nest? Or something? Please reply TC, or anyone in the comments, if you know what it's called. Thanks 👍🏼

  4. Somebody has to try something to improve the healthcare experience I'm just not sure this is it but at least their trying
    Al

  5. Like its "Reeealllly kinda" this and "Reeeeeaaaallly kinda" that. You sure it's not just the figurative bubble you're in?

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