Online care….from Hawaii to Wall Street (journal only so far!)
Chris Lawton has an article in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal called (wait for it) Cough, Cough. Is There a Doctor in the Mouse?
It’s a good general run down of American Well, TelaDoc & SwiftMD, which are the leaders in synchronous web-based care. Of course there’s also lots of asynchronous care going on online. In particular Kaiser Permanente has shown a huge amount of online communication between its clinicians and members, and RelayHealth has a similar service in which several health plans are paying doctors to communicate online with patients.
And this is all starting to come together and have an impact. The Health 2.0 Hawaii chapter will be having a meeting about this very topic on March 26.