I got home from the Digital Health Summit at International CES in Las Vegas late Thursday night, and have spend most of the time since them just catching up on things. Among important news I missed was that Stephen Colbert took on health apps on Wednesday, specifically Doctor on Demand. Colbert joked that the app is going to “revolutionize medicine.” (“Why waste time getting an exam when you can just shoot your doctor an emoji of your shattered femur?”)
Ah, yes, revolutionary health apps. It has to be a joke, right?
“Clearly, app-based healthcare is the future of medicine,” Colbert continued, before introducing one of his own, from “sponsor” Prescott Pharmaceuticals.
The Doctor on Demand part starts around 3:30, but the earlier part is pretty funny, too. Some might be offended by this segment.
I will have more on the Digital Health Summit on MobiHealthNews and right here on this blog later this week.