McLaren Health Care rolls out telehealth services: 4 notes

Grand Blanc, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care launched a telehealth service for patients seeking non-emergency care, Crain's Detroit Business reports.

Four notes:

1. The new telehealth service, called McLaren Now, allows physicians to conduct virtual appointments with patients through a mobile phone or computer.

2. McLaren Now aims to provide treatment for patients with common conditions, including back strain, cough and cold, sore throat and headaches.

3. McLaren Health Care started the telehealth services March 1, and since then, an estimated 200 virtual appointments have been completed, McLaren Health Care Vice President of Service Lines Cheryl Ellegood told Crain's Detroit Business.

"Rather than traveling to medical offices, waiting for a [physician], traveling back [home], it is a great alternative for people," Ms. Ellegood said.

4. McLaren Health Care is a 490-member primary and specialty care physician network. The organization comprises 15 hospitals.

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