Friday 30 January 2015

Health insurer offers to bring 'virtual' doctor into your home

Mum Sinead Kearney with her son Allan (5) and Declan Sherry as the doctor at the launch of the new HSF Health Plan service

PATIENTS who subscribe to a private healthcare plan can now avail of 'virtual GP visits' via a webcam.

The HSF Health Plan, which covers 100,000 people, said it can send a link via email to the policyholder together with easy-to-follow instructions on how to connect online with the doctor for the webcam consultation.

"The service also includes the provision of state-of-the-art 3D medical images and health information, which is provided by the GP during the consultation to give the patients a clear understanding of their condition.

"A face-to-face consultation with a registered doctor via webcam is available Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 6.30pm by telephoning the HSF Health Plan 24/7 GP advice line," said national sales manager Roy Smith.

Irish Independent

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