e+Care to Improve Patient Access and Convenience

Fort HealthCare announces the launch of e+Care – an online diagnosis and treatment service that provides residents of Wisconsin convenient access to care by connecting them virtually with trusted local Fort HealthCare providers. e+Care facilitates care delivery through evidence-based online adaptive interviews, where patients can now seek care for certain conditions from their smartphones, tablets or computers.

“Adding e+Care to the list of services we provide is just another way we are meeting the needs of our patients. With e+Care, patients can get access to local Fort HealthCare providers without ever leaving their home, their job or wherever they happen to be, it’s all about convenience for our patients.”  Chris Barron, Executive Director Population Health and Clinical Services.

After logging on to FortHealthCare.com/e-care, patients complete a brief online interview through which they enter their symptoms and health history information. Once a patient’s symptoms are entered, a Fort HealthCare provider will review the interview results and then respond with a diagnosis and treatment plan. If medication is appropriate, prescriptions will be sent to the customer’s preferred pharmacy for pick-up.

Patients can access e+Care at any time of day, with providers responding within one hour between the hours of 7 am – 7 pm, 7 days a week.  Patients can be treated virtually for many common health conditions– all for a low fee payable by credit, debit or health savings card.

To launch e+Care Fort HealthCare partnered with Zipnosis, a virtual care technology company that helps leading health systems provide online access to healthcare services, meeting the needs of patients while improving access to care and maximizing clinical capacity.

About Fort HealthCare

Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our communities, with a vision to be the healthiest community in Wisconsin. As the leading healthcare provider in the region, it is our goal to reach as many members of the community as possible with health and wellness messages, providing tools and resources to help individuals improve their health and quality of life, while collaborating with several partners to positively improve the population’s health overall on a long term basis. For more information, visit FortHealthCare.com.

About Zipnosis

Zipnosis (www.zipnosis.com) offers health systems a leading virtual care platform that pairs traditional telemedicine with next-generation online virtual care tools to drive exceptional clinical quality, significant clinical efficiency and durable financial returns. A trusted innovator in the industry, Zipnosis pioneered online adaptive interview technology, which is built on a foundation of clinical best practice guidelines. This smart alternative to traditional telemedicine allows providers to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for patients in just two minutes. With Zipnosis’ unique platform approach to virtual care, patients can be treated through the online adaptive interview, video and phone technology, or when appropriate, referred to in-person care via the platform’s advanced routing capabilities. Based in Minneapolis, MN, Zipnosis helps health systems keep pace with the changing demands of healthcare consumers.