The Doctor Will Tweet You Now

When Janel Wood’s 9-year-old son recently began experiencing migraines, the working mother decided to try a new company health care program that allowed her to communicate with a doctor through videoconferencing, voice over IP, and instant messaging.

While her son was home for lunch, Wood logged onto a portal offered by medical plan Online Care Anywhere and connected via videoconferencing and IM with the doctor on duty at her local hospital, who then reviewed her son’s electronic medical record (EMR) online. Read more »