Some of the most straightforward ideas make the most sense. A system in South Florida presents an opportunity for urgent care style telemedicine for guests not familiar with the local hospital, freestanding ER, or urgent care clinics in the area. Upon reading the article to get the gist of it, one thing came to mind: $59 for a televisit. Granted, if you can afford the rates for the resorts listed (sounds like Independents to me) $59 won’t kill your budget. I would have preferred a special rate to guests, say $39, but that is just me.
Locally, the dominant health care system charges $49 for their version, and it’s with a provider, maybe a doctor, but this also could be a Nurse Practitioner. The other two major systems in the market do not offer this service.
A South Florida health system is forging partnerships with local resorts to push its direct-to-consumer telehealth platform out to a new population.
The six-hospital, Hollywood (FL)-based Memorial Healthcare System recently signed partnerships with two large hotels, the Diplomat Beach Resort and the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, to give guests access to the MemorialDOCNow service. Health system officials say they’re actively recruiting other resorts to build up their connected care network.