GeoBlue Launches International Video Consultations with Physicians
Offers Innovative Service for World Travelers
November 27, 2012 (Radnor, PA) – GeoBlue, a leader and innovator serving the medical needs of expatriates and world travelers, today announced the introduction of video consultations for expatriates and business travelers covered by its international group health plans. This service enables members with the need for a second opinion or a consultation regarding a chronic medical condition, to see and speak with a carefully‐selected, English‐speaking specialist via a high‐definition, secure online connection.
“People increasingly look to technology to help create convenient access to medical services,” said Angelo Masciantonio, Chief Executive Officer of GeoBlue’s parent company, Highway to Health.“GeoBlue’s video consult service provides expatriates and world travelers with an easy and secure option to talk with a medical expert when face‐to‐face access is not practical or advisable. Access to top doctors via video gives our members a whole new level of peace of mind as they circle the globe.”
Whether members are in remote geographic locations, need reassurance about treatment options, or want the convenience of an on‐line connection with a medical professional for a chronic medical condition, GeoBlue’s video consult service helps them find solutions to their medical needs.
At launch, the GeoBlue program has over 60 London‐based physicians, covering 12 medical specialties, available for online video consultations. Access to the video consult service is fast, easy and confidential. Members request a consult using an online tool, or they can contact GeoBlue’s Global Health and Safety
team directly by email or phone. The GeoBlue team helps ensure that a video consult is an appropriate option for members and confirms that members have the necessary computer capabilities. Doctors and patients talk and see each other over a high definition, secure (HIPAA compliant) video/audio connection provided through a technology partnership with VuCallTM and Vidyo Inc.
This service is intended to provide non‐urgent medical service options to GeoBlue members, it is not intended nor designed to provide emergency care.
For more information, visit geo-blue.com.
GeoBlue is the trade name of Worldwide Insurance Services, LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
GeoBlue is the trade name for the international health insurance programs of Worldwide Insurance Services, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Setting the industry standard, GeoBlue’s mission is to provide peace of mind to long‐ and short‐term global travelers by offering competitive insurance protection and technology‐powered assistance, including an elite community of thousands of carefully selected, contracted doctors and hospitals in almost every country in the world as well as its signature destination databases, mobile tools and concierge‐level services. The scope of GeoBlue's services and technology creates a complete, reliable, convenient way to keep international travelers and expats healthy and productive. For more information, visit geo‐blue.com.
Press Release: Video Consultations 11-27-12