Partners Launch New Game-Changing Virtual Care Service

Partners Launch New Game-Changing Virtual Care ServiceThis week, UMass Memorial Health Care is making waves with the forthcoming launch of virtual physician visits for diagnosis and treatment of common health concerns.

The organization tells mHealthWatch in a provided statement that the central Massachusetts health care leader “has partnered with Zipnosis, a Minneapolis- based company, to provide an online diagnosis and treatment service that will connect patients to UMass Memorial clinicians online to receive prompt, high-quality virtual care for common medical conditions, such as sinus infections, colds and flu, female bladder infections and pink eye.”

Starting in October any of UMass Memorial Health Care’s 12,900 employees who have a UMass Memorial provider will be able to use the new service The health care system hopes to offer it to the general public in early 2016.

“It is anticipated that the virtual visits will be offered for a flat fee, and may be covered by insurance,” the statement reads.

“Through our partnership with Zipnosis, we are excited to give more patients access to fast, affordable mainstream medicine in minutes,” said Eric Dickson, president and CEO of UMass Memorial.

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