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Blue Cross Blue Shield staff can access telecare

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When employees of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) don’t feel well, they can log onto the Internet and find out why. BCBSNC has partnered with Ameri­­can Well and Walgreens Take Care Health Systems to create a telehealth service for BCBSNC employees, who can connect from work or home with a nurse practitioner, health coach or nutritionist. Access is available via two-way video, secure text chat or phone.

OnlineCareNC is a companion to BCBSNC’s on-site health centers, which are managed by Take Care Health Systems. When an established patient initiates an online visit, Take Care health care providers review the employee’s available clinical information, discuss symptoms and recommend follow-up care.

Then, the telehealth system automatically creates a complete electronic record of each online visit for the patient’s regular health care providers.

Contact: Darcie Dearth of BCBSNC, (919) 765-3005.

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David Goebelt January 30, 2013 at 11:08 am

That’s a great idea for a simple ailment or virus. I had a similar idea except to do a remote doctors office visit at a booth that could be set up in a venue like a Walmart where the machine would be automated to take blood pressure, temp, prick your finger for blood, etc. Things like this might cut down on the cost of health care and help bring premiums down.

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