Point of Pride: Tucson Medical Center / by Joe Furia

Tucson Medical Center has made it easier for patients to access non-emergency care through their TMC CareNow app. Released earlier this month, this free app allows patients to connect with TMC physicians and caregivers via their smartphone, tablet or computer. Using the app patients can send their caregivers pictures of physical ailments or discuss their symptoms and providers can suggest a treatment plan and prescribe medications. Increased telemedicine services in the past years have made healthcare services accessible to patients who would otherwise have to travel long distances or haveforego care. Finding ways to better serve our communities healthcare needs helps us get one step closer to becoming the healthiest state in the nation.