Texas Health Aetna unveils virtual ER app

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Arlington-based Texas Health Aetna is offering north Texas employers access to its ER Doc virtual care app connecting patients to emergency room physicians, Mesquite News reports.

The Texas Health Aetna ER Doc app, created and powered by Denver-based healthcare text messaging platform CirrusMD, allows members to text or video chat ER physicians through their smartphone or computer. The 24/7 service is at no additional cost to the member.

Acute Care Transitions, a group of independent ER physicians also staffing Arlington-based Texas Health Resources' emergency departments, will provide care through the app.

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