GM brings digital well being care clinic to World Tech Middle in Warren

General Motors is opening of the Henry Ford Virtual Care Center at its Global Technical Center in Warren. Operated by Henry Ford Health System, it provides GM employees, contractors and GTC visitors with access to health care with a primary care doctor.

General Motors is bringing virtual health care to its employees, contractors and even visitors at its Global Technical Center in Warren.

The Henry Ford Virtual Care Center is now open at the Tech Center. It’s an on-site health facility at the Tech Center that is operated by Henry Ford Health System.

It operates Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering GM’s 21,000 employees at the Tech Center, contractors and visitors, access to health care focused on primary care, chronic condition management and treatment of acute conditions with a primary care doctor. 

GM is joining a national trend in providing virtual health care to employees and the center is the first non-occupational health clinic at the Global Tech Center, GM spokeswoman Kristen Ackerman said.

Here’s how it works. When a patient visits the the Virtual Care Center, a Henry Ford medical assistant is there in person to use the technology that will allow a Henry Ford Medical Group doctor to examine the patient virtually.

General Motors is opening of the Henry Ford Virtual Care Center at its Global Technical Center in Warren. Operated by Henry Ford Health System, it provides GM employees, contractors and GTC visitors with access to health care with a primary care doctor. Here, a medical assistant uses TytoCare, a 3D technology that enables the physician to examine the patient through a handheld device.

The technology is called TytoCare. It is a 3D technology that enables a doctor to examine the ears, lungs, heart, throat, skin, abdomen and temperature through a handheld device with high resolution and clarity. The medical assistant uses the device on the patient and the clinical data is securely shared with the physician during the visit for the health screening.

“As our team has more flexibility to choose to be in an in-person setting when work permits, we’ve identified opportunities to improve employee time spent on-site,” said Kim Brycz, GM senior vice president of Global Human Resources.

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