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Are e-visits coming to a doctor near you?

Intermountain Healthcare, a health delivery network based in Salt Lake City, is testing virtual health care visits, in which patients log on and chat with a doctor from a remote location via iPhone or laptop.

The doctor can examine a wound, rash, or bruise electronically and refer a patient to an online specialist if necessary, or advise them to head to an urgent care center for stitches or further follow-up.

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