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Woman watching TV What if you could get a reminder at the push of a remote button to take a dose of medication or make a doctor’s appointment? (Photo: Shutterstock)

Telecommunications and health care? Why not? Comcast and Independence Health Group, parent company of Independent Blue Cross, have put together a partnership designed to cross yet more boundaries in an industry rapidly morphing into an as-yet-unknown form.

According to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the combination would create a new outlet to provide patients with health care information relevant to them, as well as convey telemedicine services. In fact, it adds, a source familiar with the deal says that the two companies have been working on the collaboration for at least a year.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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