Allina Health — a major Twin Cities health system — recently launched its Everyday Online platform that is powered by virtual care company Zipnosis. Allina Health Everyday Online is designed to bring convenient access to patients through Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
“Since we already had a virtual care service in place, it was important that this service launch offer opportunities for us to grow our online capabilities,” said Dave Slowinske, senior VP of Allina Health Group Operations, in a press release. “Having the Zipnosis platform as the technology behind Allina Health Everyday Online means that we can continue to offer exceptional convenience and a high-quality service backed by our healthcare providers, as well as grow and expand our online capabilities.”
The new platform is also designed to offer new and existing patients online care using Zipnosis’s online patient interview technology. Users can use a smartphone, tablet or computer to find the best care options for different conditions like bladder infections, cold and flu, rashes and pinkeye. It only costs $45 or their insurance co-pay, whichever payment is less.
Allina Health Everyday Online offers a diagnosis and care plan after users fill out a brief survey about their symptoms and health history. Then, a board-certified Allina Health providers can review the information and make a proper diagnosis and provide a treatment plan based on the user’s responses. If the user needs a prescription, the Allina Health providers can send prescriptions to the user’s specified pharmacy.
The platform is accessible online, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Providers are usually able to respond within the hour between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. every day.
“Allina Health focuses on convenience and patient experience with Allina Health Everyday, including online visits, which exemplifies the growing trend toward modern, patient-centric care delivery,” said Jon Pearce, CEO of Zipnosis. “We are proud to be Allina Health’s chosen partner, and look forward to supporting them with leading edge technology as they seek new ways to deliver care and support their patients.”