CLIP: UPMC partners with supermarket chain to install telemedicine kiosks

UPMC is partnering with local supermarket chain Giant Eagles to deploy telehealth service kiosks in the pharmacy area at several stores. The UPMC AnywhereCare kiosks will allow users with minor illnesses to connect with UPMC clinicians. The kiosks will be outfitted with a video camera, enabling patients to receive care for non-urgent symptoms, such as sore throats and earaches. If needed, prescription orders are sent electronically to the patient’s pharmacy of choice. Any patient in Pennsylvania can use the service, regardless of insurance status.