Written by Miami Today on March 22, 2001
High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses
the latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
AVMED FEATURE ADD: AvMed, Florida’s only statewide nonprofit health plan, has added a feature to its 4-year-old website, avmed.com, that publicists say will let care providers check patients’ AvMed benefits online. Updated daily, AvMed representatives said, the site includes PCP, specialist and pharmacy co-pays, emergency and hospital co-pays, and out-of-network deductibles and co-insurance rates for all members. Also, AvMed said, the program will allow members to update online personal information such as an address change.
M-DCC LINE: Miami-Dade Community College is offering a selection of novels, short stories and poetry celebrating March as Women’s History Month through its OnLine Literary Club. Until March 30, M-DCC’s InterAmerican Campus is sponsoring the effort, with selections organized by Emily Sendin. Details: mdwebct2.mdcc.edu.
FEDEX LAUNCH: FedEX officials announced the launch of an e-business tool they say will make shipping packages for Brazilian customers easier and more efficient. Brazilians can now access FedEx Ship Manager, an Internet-based shipping system, in Portuguese. Using a laser or inkjet printer, the manager at fedex.com, company officials said, will let customers request by e-mail both shipment and delivery notifications for the shipper and up to three other parties. The application also prints airbill labels from laser or inkjet printers, FedEX said.