As better networks and handhelds allow more data to be sent by mobile devices, the key question will be: What data do you really want on the go? Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is betting you'll want your health data, especially if you're getting emergency treatment while traveling.
Starting at the end of March, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania plans to provide 100,000 of its members -- and later all 600,000 -- electronic access to their and their dependents' personal health records. Members will be able to access their information from cell phones, as well as PDAs and PCs. They also will be able to use the system to confirm eligibility and coverage for healthcare services at the time they're treated.
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