Need A Doc? These Companies Will Hook You Up In A Hurry

Kaiser Health News staff writer Daniela Hernandez, working in collaboration with Wired, reports: “Grand Rounds is one of many healthcare startups bringing on-demand, concierge-like services once reserved for the ultra-rich to the middle class – similar to what tech outfits like Google, Amazon, Uber, and Lyft have done for personal shopping and transportation. These budding companies offer basic access to medical advice, appointments and other assistance. Some operate regionally, others nationally. Their services and prices vary substantially—but all aim to fill gaps in the existing health care system, in part by using the Internet” (Hernandez, 5/7). Read the story.

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