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Latest Studies Show Consumer-Directed Telemedicine Solutions Like Consult A Doctor Lower Costs While Providing Greater Access to Affordable, Quality Healthcare.
Date:4/22/2008

ve and disruptive service will transform the inefficiencies of the healthcare marketplace and reduce costs by as much as 25% if not more, for employer-sponsored plans, individuals and families. Consult A Doctor offers easy, convenient and immediate access to physicians who provide specific answers to medical questions, advice regarding non-emergency, preventative, maintenance and/or routine medical conditions, discuss symptoms, recommend treatment options, diagnose many common, minor/brief illnesses and prescribe medication if appropriate.

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The National Center for Policy Analysis and The Center for Health Transformation have both recently released comprehensive reports about the use of information technology for diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients' conditions. Both reports detail the problems in the current healthcare system and profile how innovative companies are using the Internet, improvements in computer software and the advent of high-speed telecommunications networks in innovative ways to make medical care more accessible and convenient to patients, to raise quality and to reduce costs. Both studies independently conclude that companies offering such services will enjoy rapid adoption of their services and growth in the coming months.

Consult A Doctor members have unlimited access to consult with physicians by phone or secure e-mail from anywhere, day or night. All it takes is a phone call or Internet access to consult with a doctor fast, eliminating unnecessary trips to the doctor or emergency room. Members can even be prescribed medication if appropriate for common illnesses and have it called into their local pharmacy or sent directly via overnight delivery. "Accessible by anyone, from anywhere ... 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, the benefits in a time of need ar
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