Telemedicine at work

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At-work clinics, which once were commonplace as the ‘company nurse’s office’, may make a comeback with a telemedicine twist.  Medicine at Work, a service offered by Houston-based NuPhysicia, has its first Georgia ‘in-plant’ at Woodward Academy.  Staff and teachers can have a quick telemedicine visit with a Georgia-based doctor (required for licensing).  The ‘T-cart’ also has vital signs monitors that a paramedic can use to make a full examination.  Aside from the obvious time, convenience and savings (no co-pay, lower absenteeism), the compensation model is simple–monthly fee per employee.  A local doctor offers the usual ‘considerations’.  Atlanta Journal-Constitution article.