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Doctor on demand: How app culture is reviving the house call – The Washington Post

Good to see Heal‘s incredible progress. Nick Desai spoke at BIA/Kelsey NOW in San Francisco two years ago. It was clear then he was helping change the world. Costs can also drop, since patients can avoid hospital visits. A 2013 Brookings Institution report said a Department of Veterans Affairs analysis of its home-based care program […]

Good to see Heal‘s incredible progress. Nick Desai spoke at BIA/Kelsey NOW in San Francisco two years ago. It was clear then he was helping change the world.

Costs can also drop, since patients can avoid hospital visits. A 2013 Brookings Institution report said a Department of Veterans Affairs analysis of its home-based care program found a “25 percent reduction in hospital admissions, a 36 percent reduction in hospital days, and a 13 percent reduction in combined costs.”

The chief executive of Heal, Nick Desai, co-founded the start-up with his wife, Renee Dua, a physician. Their own parental trip to the emergency room inspired the service, after the couple,

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