Web visit service expands

December 3, 2010

More than 6 million New York residents will have access to Web camera or telephone physician encounters, according to BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and American Well.

More than 6 million New York residents will have access to Web camera or telephone physician encounters, according to BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) of Western New York and online care technology firm American Well.

Earlier this year, all residents of Minnesota, regardless of health plan coverage, received access to Now Clinic online care, also powered by American Well. Residents of Texas, Pennsylvania, Kansas, and Hawaii also have access to the services.

During an interaction, physicians can review the patient's available clinical information, speak with and see the patient, and, if appropriate, diagnose, prescribe, and recommend follow-up care.