April 28, 2012
SAN JOSE, Calif., Apr 27, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — MDLive and FONEMED announced at the opening of the American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting that they have completed the last step in making the virtual medical office a reality with their alliance. The medical clinic of the future provides access to physicians, nurses and technology on an integrated telemedicine platform. This alliance offers a continent-wide network of Board Certified Physicians, Registered Nurses and licensed therapists that provide 24/7 medical attention to patients by simulating in-person consultations via real-time secure wireless communications, video and web. The HIPAA compliant technology system allows for assessment, advice, diagnosis and treatment on a wide range of conditions regardless of geographical location.
MDLIVE ( www.mdlive.com ) and FONEMED ( www.fonemed.com ) have executed a Strategic Partnership Agreement integrating their extensive networks of experienced physicians and registered nurses. In addition to responding to routine health concerns, this virtual medical clinic supports remote monitoring, disease management applications and Accountable Care Organizations that are changing the face of medicine.
John Sculley, Former Apple CEO and MDLIVE Board Member welcomed this announcement by noting: “We have long envisioned that information technology systems could transform the delivery of healthcare for large populations. The key was empowering the kinds of medical teams that exist in medical settings to deploy these systems remotely— a goal that MDLive and FONEMED have now achieved.”
Ken Bleakley, CEO of FONEMED added, “Bringing this vision to reality has taken a rare combination of physicians, nurses, technicians, operating systems, clinical protocols and communications and information infrastructure that is unique to MDLIVE and FONEMED.”
Randy Parker, CEO of MDLIVE concluded, “We’ve created the medical office of the future, and it’s here now! We have solved the interoperability challenges in a way that makes the virtual medical clinic the first solution that is viable and effective in a real-world environment.”
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MDLIVE is a leading telehealth provider of online and on-demand healthcare delivery services providing consultations, 24/7/365 Anytime, Anywhere via a nationwide network of Board Certified physicians and licensed therapists. Their cloud-based Virtual Medical Office platform allows secure collaboration of medical data for patients, medical professionals and plan administrators via voice, video, email and mobile devices. MDLIVE benefits insurance companies, hospitals, employers, payers, physician practice groups, and accountable care organizations. www.MDLIVE.com.
FONEMED Operates a continent-wide network of Registered Nurses chosen and trained to apply information technology to healthcare. They have helped partners win awards from The GSM Association for international development, from URAC for patient safety and from CTIA for hottest consumer product. Clients include the US and Canadian governments, insurers, leading hospital, university medical centers and thousands of medical practices. FONEMED has served over one million callers. The proprietary FONEMED Operating System and Schmitt/Thompson Medical protocols are installed in locations around the globe.