HealthData Management reports Cleveland Clinic Offers 24/7 Online Urgent Care.
Patients in Ohio can access an online urgent care consultation around the clock.
With its MyCare Online service, available to anyone in Ohio, Cleveland Clinic is the first hospital in Ohio to offer such consultations.
American Well is providing the technology platform and the board-certified medical professionals.
The service is priced at $49 per consultation.
The hospital’s goal is to integrate its providers into the service.
Some Cleveland Clinic physicians have already begun using MyCare Online for “virtual appointments” with their patients following surgery.
MyCare Online can be accessed from a free app called Cleveland Clinic MyCare, downloaded from Google Play, Apple’s App Store, or on the web.
Service is provided through a private and secure video telemedicine consultation
As reported: Providers will be able to judge the seriousness of a rash, an earache or flu-like symptoms and diagnose and possibly treat many other acute health symptoms including cough, urinary tract infection, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever and headaches. If necessary, providers will be able to send an electronic prescription to a patient’s pharmacy.
Compare this online consultation approach to providing healthcare with a more applications focused service. USA Today reports in The digital doctor is in: Next wave in healthcare that the "health care industry is in the midst of a technological boom".