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In the future, we will no longer go to the hospital or to the doctor for care as often as we do now, predicts Christopher Busch, Head of the Innovation Management Department at Philips during High Tech Next in Eindhoven last week. If you have a headache, you’ll call the doctor using a direct video connection as we already know it from Facetime and Skype. The doctor then asks the patient what is wrong. And only when it’s really necessary does he have to go to a clinic to undergo a physical examination.

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