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WellPoint CEO: Insurer readies for technology wave
Modern Healthcare

WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish says that when people ask what a doctor’s appointment will be like in the future, they assume that patients will physically have to visit an office.

They’re wrong, the insurance executive told The Associated Press during an interview at its New York headquarters.

“I would argue that will no longer be necessary in the not too distant future,” Swedish said after pulling out a smartphone to show how it can be used to help remotely diagnose problems like ear infections.

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