I’m watching a TV program. I feel a pain in my stomach. I tap the interactive mode key on the remote control lying at my hand. The TV goes interactive. The screen shows graphics and words – each with a number. I tap 3 – the number for health care. A front view, back view and side views of a human body shows with numbered sections of the body. On the channel selector I tap 1 which shows on top of the frontal view and 3 which is printed in the abdominal area. A large view of the abdominal area shows with a digit for each of 9 sections. I tap 2 which centers the pain on the upper left side of the abdominal section. Lists of graphics and words appear each preceded by a digit with a reason for its order. One list is a scale of the magnitude of discomfort or pain, another addresses time or timing, others list effects from position changes, finger pressure etc. – to the limits of what one can detect from oneself. Tapping the number keys in my hand is fast and handy but I might talk in the numbers of the words beside them too when the voice recognition devices are OK.
The screen shows all of the possibilities of health problems that the Self Help input relates to. I have reason to worry a little with my past health history.
I insert my personal card/password/voice print/other into a slot and enter the privacy mode. A computer processes my new input with my history in the card/data bank. The TV screen shows possibilities and probabilities of health problems to the limits I have set for what I want to know.
For the worst case scenarios I want to know what is prescribed throughout the world and what are the most common prescriptions for further investigation or treatment associated with the names of clinics, hospitals or doctors. I would also like a list of all research centers focused on solving my type of health problem.
I decided to go to a hospital for further tests. I want to know the capabilities of the technology there and the way that the personnel acquire and verify their skills. I select the person to whom I will send my history and information provided by the network and I have registered it as a rule that a copy goes to our family doctor. I register into the hospital at home and choose a doctor who accepts reviews of home entered information including health histories before the first meeting. In this way he/she knows what I know, our time together will be more meaningful and it will help minimize clinic and hospital time in my life. The doctor’s receptionist sends a proposed appointment time with the average number of minutes required for my particular problem.
After the appointment I want to see the x-rays, lab test results and other info on my interactive TV screen at home with explanations in graphics and everyday words (it would be nice to see translations to doctors terms in a help window). In addition I want the list of treatment options and recommendations of my doctor and some other specialists. The reasoning for each option and reliable data will be appreciated.
Then I will decide what to do next probably with my family doctor to share my information about my health problem.
I want my health history privacy protected at least as my as my bank records. I want this health service fee included in my phone-multimedia company bill.
What multimedia companies are ready to sponsor the development and implementation of the approach to global health care? We specialize in the principle of simplicity and ease which is based on proprioceptive derivation linked with 0 – 1 based reasoning and 2 to 10 point scales for worldwide communication. These numeric scales also serve as the hub for translations of health care terms used in all regional languages of the world. This network hardware and software should be designed for people at their sleeping or resting stations and secondarily for work stations. I want to be in the team that prepares Informatics Health Care in the global perspective. 960410