Telehealth Takes Hold In Upstate New York

by VoipPlanet.com Staff

VoIP, IM, and Internet-based videoconferencing will provide healthcare consumers real-time virtual access to physicians.

"Two BlueCross BlueShield insurance organizations in upstate New York announced today that they will offer their members and employers virtual physician visits beginning this summer, making New York the fourth state to provide these types of services," writes Computerworld's Lucas Mearian.

"BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, BlueShield of Northeastern New York and technology services provider American Well Inc. said the Online Care service will allow members to talk with physicians in real time through a private online chat network or through a voice over IP phone call," Mearian writes.

Click the following link to read the full story: N.Y. health insurers to offer virtual doc visits

This article was originally published on Thursday Mar 11th 2010