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MultiCare Health System unveils virtual care service

BY David Salazar

SEATTLE — MultiCare Health System announced Thursday that it had launched its new eCare service, which patients can use to have their common illnesses diagnosed and treated. 
 
For $25, patients can use eCare to have their symptoms sent by email or text to a physician following an online interview, allowing them to be diagnosed in under an hour during business hours. The platform, developed by Zipnosis, also allows patients to send a prescription to their preferred pharmacy. 
 
“MultiCare is committed to providing access to health care services in ways that are convenient and easy for patients,” MultiCare VP retail health, post acute care and service lines Christi McCarren said. “The Zipnosis platform allows us to use technology to meet consumers where they are — whether it's at home, at the office or on the soccer field — and offer quick help for health needs.”
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Enjoy Life Foods plans new Ind. manufacturing facility

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CHICAGO — Mondelez International’s Enjoy Life Foods announced Wednesday that it would be opening a new allergy-friendly manufacturing facility in Jeffersonville, Ind. The new facility is expected to open in the second quarter of 2016, and the company’s current Schiller Park, Ill. facility will be closed in the third quarter. 
 
“The growth opportunity afforded by this new facility is an exciting step forward for our brand,” said Scott Mandell, CEO and Founder of Enjoy Life Foods. “We’ve outgrown capacity at our current facility. This new plant will improve overall manufacturing efficiency while providing the space for us to accelerate growth and bring our delicious allergy-friendly and gluten-free snacks to even more people.”
 
The company said the facility is expected to create between 100 and 150 jobs in the area, with potentially more as it expands.
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