90-minute appointments? Mount Sinai's new tech-enabled clinic has them

New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System has spent the past few years incubating a hybrid clinic and research lab that reinvents the traditional health check-up, CNBC reports.

The program, dubbed Lab100, integrates various emerging technologies from the consumer space into healthcare. It is slated to launch this fall.

Patients at the clinic undergo a 90-minute visit that uses numerous technologies to assess their health. The program isn't a replacement for a family physician, as it doesn't diagnose patients, but physicians at the clinic told CNBC they're working to collaborate with practitioners in the traditional medical system to provide appropriate follow-up care.

In CNBC's report, digital health writer Christina Farr, who got an early look at the program, documented her experiences at what she calls a "futuristic medical check-up." She said Lab100 is equipped with eight stations to assess various aspects of a patient's health.

At one station, Ms. Farr said she used a virtual reality headset to measure her strength. At another, she underwent a series of cognition tests for insight into her brain health.

The Lab100 team is still working to convince insurance companies to cover the clinic's services, according to CNBC.

Ms. Farr suggested the program could find its niche by providing services to wealthy New Yorkers on the city's Upper East Side, but she added theLab100 team said it wants to bring down the cost of the program so a larger target audience can get tested.

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