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IU Health Expands Access To Health Care With Video Visits
Updated July 6, 2016 7:43 AM | Filed under: Health
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Beginning July 1, Indiana University Health began offering expanded access to health care through its telemedicine program, Video Visits.

Recent legislation adopted by the State of Indiana opens great opportunity for IU Health to extend Video Visits from its pilot program to anyone in the state. Patients connect via live video with a highly skilled IU Health or IU Health affiliated physician to diagnose low-intensity complaints such as bronchitis, colds, flu, pinkeye and similar ailments.

"Through Video Visits, our goal is to provide Hoosiers greater access to affordable, nationally recognized healthcare," said Ron Stiver, president of IU Health System Clinical Services. "Our pilot program generated overwhelmingly positive feedback. Patients enjoy the flexibility of seeing an Indiana University Health doctor at a time and location of their convenience."

Most visits take less than 20 minutes, including registration and wait times. Patients enroll through the app, available for both Apple and Android devices, or via http://iuhealth.org/videovisits and are then able to see a doctor via a live conversation on their tablet, smartphone or computer from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. daily (holiday hours may vary). The doctor asks questions, provides a diagnosis and is able to fill a prescription online. Cost of a Video Visit is $49 or less, depending upon your insurance coverage.

To sign up and learn more, visit http://iuhealth.org/videovisits or download the app via iTunes or Google Play.

About Indiana University Health

Named among the "Best Hospitals in America" by U.S. News & World Report for 18 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine - one of the nation's leading medical schools - gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. Discover the strength at www.iuhealth.org.



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