The Minnesota High Tech Association honored 15 Minnesota organizations for their innovation and technological breakthroughs at the 2013 Tekne Awards in Minneapolis. The association presented its 2013 Tekne Award for health care delivery to HealthPartners for its online diagnosis tool Virtuwell.
Virtuwell diagnoses to treat more than 40 common conditions such as sinus infections, flu, allergies and minor skin conditions. On the Virtuwell website, consumers complete an interview and are connected with nurse practitioners who provide personalized diagnoses and treatment plans. If the condition cannot be treated through Virtuwell, consumers are referred to a medical office. Consumers do not need to be HealthPartners health plan members to use the online program.