AMedNews: Firm pushes online medicine to new level

American Medical News is reporting about MyDoc.com a startup firm who diagnoses and treats patients for certain diseases sight unseen. ‘…Well aware of the reputation of online treatments as fronts for prescribing so-called lifestyle drugs, and aware of organized medicine’s distaste for the concept, Indianapolis-based MyDoc.com is opening up for business and hoping for acceptance from patients, physicians and businesses, which are the focus of an advertising campaign that encourages MyDoc.com as an employee benefit…MyDoc.com uses software that many telephone-based nurse call centers around the country have used for years. When patients go online, they answer questions about their symptoms. Each answer generates a specific set of questions. After the questionnaire is completed, the software generates an assessment that is reviewed by a physician. If a case appears to be serious, the system immediately tells the patient to seek emergency care…’

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