by Katherine Restrepo
Director of Health Care Policy, John Locke Foundation
Blue Cross and Blue Shield policyholders in North Carolina will be given another option to access basic health care services without having to take time off from work to travel to a medical office.
Last week, the state’s largest insurer announced a partnership with MDLIVE, a Florida-based telemedicine company that virtually connects patients with its physicians through mobile phones, tablets, and other secure platforms.
Founded in 2009, the company prides itself on providing continuity of care, as documentation for each patient encounter is sent to the patient’s in-network primary care provider and uploaded into their electronic medical record (EMR).
Read the full press release here.