Wal-Mart, CVS: Consumer tech meets medicine

Computer World:

One of President Obama’s big initiatives is the get the cost of health care under control. His administration is spending billions to, among other tasks, digitize medical records. Controlling health care costs is a noble goal, but consumer tech may beat him to it.

Wal-Mart has announced they will start selling health care record systems to doctors. CVS has found great success in opening mini-medical clinics in its stores.

You can tie in your vacation to India with required medical treatment.

Technology advances allow doctors to remotely monitor your health.

It all adds up to healthcare becoming virtualized.

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