Doctor/patient messaging company RelayHealth is on a bit of a roll. After adding Cisco and McKesson as investors earlier in the year, the company is launching a pilot with Microsoft employees and dependents in Seattle. Virginia Mason Medical Center will put 100 physicians on RelayHealth. Premera Blue Cross is the payer. If all goes well, expect Premera to expand coverage to other physician and patient groups.
Microsoft understands that traditional Outlook-based email is not the best way for doctors and patients to communicate online. HealthBlog, written by Dr. Bill Crounse and the Microsoft Healthcare and Life Sciences team has a post on the topic.December 1, 2005