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By Jay Hancock, NPR
February 26, 2015 9:10 AM ET – Buying health care in America is like shopping blindfolded at Macy’s and getting the bill months after you leave the store, Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt likes to say. 801 more words
There are several ways that hospitals and health systems can task a subset of their PCPs with providing on-demand access. For example, North Shore Medical Group (part of Partners HealthCare) collaborates with MDVIP to offer patients a personalized concierge option. And Sentara Healthcare partners with MDLIVE to bring real-time e-visit capabilities to the system. In each case, a select number of physicians staff the programs.
Rather than going to a congested hospital in an unfamiliar city, travelers needing medical care turn to Dr. Michael Farzam of House Call Doctor Los Angeles. 578 more words