Cigna Subsidiary Evernorth Acquires MDLIVE as Demand for Telehealth Grows Among Insurers and Healthcare Consumers

COVID-19 pandemic has elevated virtual care into the mainstream, creating opportunities to increase access to care, including clinical laboratory testing, and drive down healthcare costs As the COVID-19 pandemic fuels demand for virtual healthcare, Cigna is acquiring telehealth provider MDLIVE in a move that may indicate the insurance giant anticipates virtual visits playing a major role in healthcare delivery going forward. And, with each acquisition within the telehealth space, the need for...

Walgreens Joins Competitors Offering Telemedical Virtual Doctor Visits: Adds Mental Health Specialists to the Roster of Providers

Consumers can access a physician anytime, anywhere on a computer or mobile device using a downloadable Walgreens app As the national pharmacy chains take progressive steps to add more health services inside their retail stores, the day draws ever closer when they may want to add medical laboratory testing services to their menu of in-store clinical services. At the moment, telemedicine physician consults is one healthcare service finding favor with several of the nation’s largest pharmacy...
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