Cleveland Clinic's online second opinion service

The Washington Post looks at the success of MyConsult, a web-based second opinion service developed by the Cleveland Clinic. For a fee of $565, a specialist will conduct an online consultation and provide patients with a written second opinion. The newspaper also examines a similar service run by Partners Healthcare in Boston.

- read this article from The Washington Post

The Big Picture: Expect e-consults to become a standard tool among providers. For now, adoption is limited to mostly big name players like Partners and the Cleveland Clinic; vendors like Relay Health and Medem have struggled to get their offerings adopted by most physicians. That will probably change over the next few years as physicians catch on and more consumers become used to email consults.