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Telemedicine: Doctor Visits via Video Calls

Feb 27 2014
One night last fall, Beth Ferrin’s 9-year-old son came home with a swollen throat and fever. It was after dinner, so she flipped open her laptop and dialed into LiveHealth Online, a service offered by her insurer, WellPoint (WLP), that connects patients with doctors via video calls. Fifteen minutes later, Ferrin says, “we were on with a doctor.”
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Easy, Affordable Access to Online Care for Consumers

Sep 01 2013

Health Thought Leaders One-to-One

Telehealth for All is an idea whose time has come, realized in WellPoint’s February 2013 launch of LiveHealth Online. It’s how we, as consumers and patients, can get primary care now from a licensed, board-certified physician for many medical non-emergencies.

In part, this innovation is an answer to the shortage of 63,000 primary care physicians who will be needed in 2015. That number, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, is expected to double by 2025.

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