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IF YOU'RE FEELING SICK AND WANT

TO SKIP THE LINES,

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IS

MAKINGIT THAT MUCH EASIER TO

GET CHECKED IN.

YOU CAN DO IT ONLINE IN THE

COMFORT OF YOUR OWN

HOME THROUGH E-VISITS.

NEWSCHANNEL 6'S JENNA KELLEY HAS

THE STORY.

FEELING SICK, DON'T WANT TO

LEAVE YOUR HOUSE, OR

YOU'RE IN A BIND AT WORK, AND

DON'T HAVE TIME TO MAKE THAT

DOCTORS VISIT?

DR. BOZEMAN SHERWOOD/PRIMARY

PROMPT CARE, UNIVERSITY

HOSPITAL:

"WE CAN TREAT CONDITIONS SUCH AS

SORE THROATS, COLDS, PINK EYE,

EAR

ACHES ONLINE AND IN THE COMFORT

OF YOUR OWN HOME OR BUSINESS

WHILE

YOU'RE AT WORK YOU CAN GET

ONLINE MEDICAL CARE BY HAVING A

VISIT

ONLINE WITH ONE OF OUR

PROVIDERS."

YEP THATS RIGHT, YOU DON'T EVEN

HAVE TO LEAVE

YOUR HOUSE TO GET PRESCRIBED THE

MEDICATION

YOU NEED. THE APP IS CALLED MY

CHART. BUT IT CAN ONLY BE

USED IF YOU HAVE BEEN A PREVIOUS

PATIENT WITH

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.

DR. BOZEMAN SHERWOOD/PRIMARY

PROMPT CARE, UNIVERSITY

HOSPITAL:

"SIGN ONTO AN E-VISIT. ANSWER

SOME QUESTIONS AND WITHIN 3 OR

FOUR

HOURS OR LESS, YOU'LL GET A

RESPONSE FROM ONE OF OUR

PROVIDERS WHO WILL

TELL YOU WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

ONLINE. THEY CAN SEND

PRESCRIPTIONS TO THE

PHARMACY FOR YOU. THEY CAN SEND

YOU A MESSAGE ABOUT WHAT TO DO

ABOUT

THE ILLNESS OR PROBLEM."

MY CHART HAS A SECURITY SYSTEM

IN PLACE TO MAKE

SURE DOCTORS ARE NOT JUST

PRESCRBING MEDICATION

WITHOUT KNOWING THE PERSONS

IDENTITY. DR. BOZEMAN

SHERWOOD/PRIMARY PROMPT CARE,

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL:

"WE HAVE QUALITY MANAGEMENT

PARAMETERS IN PLACE, WHERE WE

CAN TRACK AND SEE BY ASKING THE

QUESTIONS AND SEE WHERE PATIENTS

ARE

LOCATED WHEN THEY CONTACT US,

WHAT STATE THEY'RE IN, IF

THEY'VE BEEN TO

SEE US IN THE PAST. WE HAVE THE

CHART AVAILABLE TO US, WE CAN

REVIEW THEIR

MEDICAL RECORDS."

LAST WEEK NEWSCHANNEL 6 REPORTED

ON THE

OVERCROWDING OF EMERGENCY

DEPARTMENTS. WELL THESE E-

VISITS WILL ALSO ALLEVIATE

OVERCROWDING AT URGENT

CARE CENTERS.

DR. BOZEMAN SHERWOOD/PRIMARY

PROMPT CARE, UNIVERSITY

HOSPITAL:

"IT DOES OFF-LOAD THE

OVERCROWDING IN EMERGENCY

DEPARTMENTS IF YOU

RE-DIRECT PEOPLE WHERE THEY

SHOULD BE GOING. ABOUT 30% OF

PATIENTS

THAT GO TO EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS

THROUGHOUT THE

COUNTRY CAN GO TO URGENT CARE

CENTERS. SO, WE'RE TRYING TO

OFFLOAD OUR

URGENT CARE CENTERS."

THE HEALTH PLATFORM SHOWS YOU

YOUR PAST

RECORDS, TEST RESULTS, IF YOU

HAVE ANY ALLERGIES AND

MUCH MORE.

DR. BOZEMAN SHERWOOD/PRIMARY

PROMPT CARE, UNIVERSITY

HOSPITAL:

"SO, WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS YOU'RE

PROVIDING MORE CARE, MORE ACCESS

TO A LARGER POPULATION OF

PEOPLE, MAKE IT MORE CONVENIENT

DURING THE SAME DAY."

AND THE COST IS AT A MAXIMUM OF

$35. IN COLUMBIA

COUNTY JENNA KELLEY WJBF

NEWSCHANNEL 6.

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INFORMATION ON HOW TO SIGN UP

YOU CAN HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE

WJBF.COM

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