Innovative stories from the world of wellness.

Each week with its partner Boehringer Ingelheim brings you a snapshot of five innovative ideas that are reshaping the health care industry. This week’s innovations include a smart skin patch that administers medication and a service that gives patients access to experimental treatments. Be sure to check out Boehringer Ingelheim’s Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages to stay on top of all things health.

Mayo Clinic Offers A Real-Time Medical Concierge For Anyone Anywhere The Mayo Clinic, along with California-based health technology startup, Better, has created an app that app aims to give patients 24/7 health care assistance for just $49.95 a month. One of the biggest features is real-time video chat with Mayo Clinic nurses, but the service also includes a “symptom checker” which incorporates patients’ health history, and access to a personal medical concierge who can help schedule doctor’s appointments. The service is compliant with federal health privacy regulations, and monthly subscription free is per household, which means a whole family can benefit.

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