Navigation Links
The Doctor Will See You Now. . .Online
Date:11/24/2009

BREWER, Maine, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to an innovative program recently developed between Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS) and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine, some Anthem members in Bangor and Presque Isle can now "visit" their physician without leaving home.

As part of the pilot, Anthem members are able to send health related messages and questions and communicate via email with their provider about non-emergent issues, in addition to scheduling appointments, checking on test results, or requesting prescription refills.

"This program provides yet another way for individuals to interact with their physician for non-urgent health issues," said Iyad Sabbagh, M.D., lead physician at Husson Internal Medicine in Bangor. "We feel it will offer our patients greater ease of access to their doctor and help save time for both physician and patient."

According to Vincent Liscomb, Jr., Executive Director, Provider Engagement and Contracting, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine, the initial phase of the program will involve primary care physicians PCPs at selected primary care practices at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) in Bangor and The Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC) in Presque Isle. "In addition to the added convenience," Liscomb notes, "members who choose to use the pilot will not have co-pays."

Liscomb adds that while the new service will benefit all patients, those who don't always have access to reliable transportation, college students, or people who live out of the state for part of the year, will find the program particularly helpful.

EMMC and TAMC - both members of EMHS - are also participating in a similar pilot with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Dr. Sabbagh said that EMHS staff has worked hard to develop a number of protocols to ensure the interactions are both secure and appropriate to a patient's treatment plan. "This program is
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Doctor-Pharmacist Teams Boost Blood Pressure Control
2. SIRIUS XM to Broadcast Doctor Radio Reports: What Every Woman Needs To Know About Mammograms
3. Generic Drugs Just as Effective as Brand Name Drugs Says DoctorSolve
4. Cancer patients and doctors report drug side effects differently
5. Doc Fix NOT What The Doctor Ordered; National Physician Group OPPOSES Pay Raise in House; Failed in Senate, Still a Bad Idea in the House; Payoff to AMA? New Survey Shows Money is Not Primary Concern of Doctors
6. Lampooning of U.S. Healthcare is Just What the Doctors Ordered as RoboDoc Begins its DVD Rounds on November 24th!
7. Advances in Radiation Therapy Enable Doctors to Improve the Quality of Treatments for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer
8. Doctors Spending More Time Now With Patients
9. AMA Has Chance to Rescind Support of HR 3962; AMA Shout-Out from Public Urges Doctors to Answer to PATIENTS Not AMA Leadership
10. Doctors Point Out Gaps in U.S. Health Care
11. Reed Group to Offer MDGuidelines Free to Medical Students - Return-to-Work Durations and Treatment Guidelines Will Help Future Doctors Consider Work Issues When Treating
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/18/2014)... Global Partnership for TeleHealth ... platform to bring quality healthcare to populations in ... created Global Partnership for TeleHealth Missions (GPTM), a ... network. GPTM focuses specifically on medical missions ... relief organizations. , Michael D’Ambrosio, Director ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... Fe, NM (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 ... Elizabeth Showers , showcasing a special selection of her beautiful, ... is encouraged to stroll in to the gallery, Friday, December ... Art Walk in Santa Fe. , Showers artistic creations began ... and those memories continue to inspire her designs. She studied ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, ... therapy may not have significant heart-health benefits for older ... involved more than 14,000 Japanese people aged 60 to ... non-fatal heart attacks and strokes between people who took ... that primary prevention with daily low-dose aspirin does not ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... By Randy Dotinga ... -- Millions of Americans use smartphone apps that help them ... new study finds that people who used a popular one ... The study doesn,t conclusively debunk the idea of using ... in the first place, and their level of motivation varied, ...
(Date:11/17/2014)... November 17, 2014 QuickChek customers and ... September “Dog Tag” Promotion. In total, the ... For The Warriors® in support of military families both ... a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of ... our service members and our military families. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Global Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT) is Focused on Using the telehealth Platform to Bring Quality Healthcare to Populations in Need Worldwide 2Health News:Elizabeth Showers Trunk Show & Personal Appearance Hosted by Sorrel Sky Gallery 2Health News:Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study 2Health News:Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study 3Health News:Calorie-Tracking Apps May Not Help You Lose Weight 2Health News:Calorie-Tracking Apps May Not Help You Lose Weight 3Health News:QuickChek Gives Big Support to Hope For The Warriors One Dollar at a Time 2
... invaluable advice to women of childbearing age, who would indeed ... risks of delivering a child with birth defects. // , ... regular with intake of vitamins and minerals, the risk of ... can be offset include neural-tube defects such as spina bifida, ...
... zoomed in on a region in the brain, previously understood ... capacity.// The latest finding has revealed that this region is ... The neurons also double up their response to objects- automobiles, ... theories suggest neurons in a portion of the brain called ...
... Medical Center Dallas say that rather than immature tissue ... by cancer. The research was done on fruit files ... clues in search for other cancer genes.,"Never before has ... be generated from differentiated skeletal muscle," said Dr. Rene ...
... the possible link between these changes and the disease will ... School of Medicine// . ,Comparison of post-mortem brain ... the tissue from normal people will be done by the ... National Institute of Mental Health. ,The principal investigator, ...
... that the media is insensitive to the disease and hence ... ,"I have come across journalists refusing to shake hands, ... look at my eyes during interview sessions. I always thought ... president of the Positive Network of Mizoram (PNM). Vanlalmuana is ...
... each other and fight social stigma, HIV carriers in Jharkhand ... for People Living with HIV has 200 members. More are ... HIV carriers in a humane manner. It will also seek ... proper accommodation for the infected. ,'Driving out ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Region in the brain in-charge of face recognition includes object recognition as well. 2Health News:Cancer Affects Mature Muscle Fibers 2Health News:Brain changes in schizophrenia to be analyzed 2Health News:Brain changes in schizophrenia to be analyzed 3
(Date:11/17/2014)... -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV ) will participate in the ... on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Bill Chase , ... formal presentation on the company at 9:20 a.m. GMT (3:20 ... of the presentation will be accessible through AbbVie,s Investor Relations ... the session will be available later that day. ...
(Date:11/17/2014)... , Nov. 17, 2014   Wilson Therapeutics ... start of a Phase 2 clinical study to evaluate ... in Wilson Disease, a rare genetic disorder and designated ... process copper. "We are delighted to proceed ... as a next step in the development program for ...
(Date:11/16/2014)...  Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR ) announced ... third quarter 2014 financial results and is cancelling its ... for the completion and review of its third quarter ... financial results and reschedule its conference call after the ... About Hanger, Inc. – Built on the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Wilson Therapeutics Announces Start Of Phase 2 Study To Evaluate The Efficacy And Safety Of WTX101 In Newly Diagnosed Wilson Disease Patients 2Wilson Therapeutics Announces Start Of Phase 2 Study To Evaluate The Efficacy And Safety Of WTX101 In Newly Diagnosed Wilson Disease Patients 3
... , SINGAPORE, Dec. 15 ... it has completed the previously announced acquisition of SloMedical ... ranging from tubing sets to complex devices for minimally-invasive ... set of capabilities to medical device, medical equipment, and ...
... Open enrollment is an opportune time to find the best ... 15 Through the end of the year, thousands of Nebraska ... This is when the state,s 268,000 Medicare beneficiaries get to ... in 2010. , Prescription drug coverage is a critical part ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Flextronics Completes SloMedical Acquisition 2Pharmacist Urges Nebraska Medicare Beneficiaries to Compare Prescription Plans 2
Shandon Plastic Slide Boxes...
Shandon Cardboard Slide Folders...
... The new Propaq LT is the ... environment--combining the basic parameters of continuous vital ... new design, making it perfect for just ... place. , Light enough to clip on ...
Exxcel Soft ePTFE vascular graft, designed for exceptional kink resistance and crush resistance, maintains a Soft touch for easier handling during peripheral vascular bypass procedures and vascular a...
Medicine Products: