In medical news:

Telemedicine is seeking to expand by removing the “blind date” element of the process and allowing patients to choose the doctor that performs their online consult. According to a New York Times report, American Well (the company that offers millions of Anthem insureds access to telemed) is counting on the fact that patients will utilize their services more if they have the opportunity to select their provider in the same way that they might choose a specialist or urgent care center. Although it remains to be seen how the selection option will influence the industry, some workers’ comp companies have already implemented telemed for minor injuries, especially at worksites in rural areas.

Read the full article here. Read more about telemed in workers’ comp here.

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