April 13, 2015
Chicago, Illinois – April 13, 2015 – MDLIVE announced today a new collaboration with Microsoft that makes MDLIVE the first company to deliver digital health services to millions of healthcare consumers through the Skype platform.
The collaboration follows Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype and launch of Skype for Business which offers MDLIVE patients a new, secure, and seamless digital health experience.
“We are excited to work with Microsoft to marry one of the best known and most secure video chat and voice call platforms with a world class network of physicians ready to deliver exceptional care to patients anywhere,” said Randy Parker, Chief Executive Officer of MDLIVE. “This collaboration makes MDLIVE’s highly secure service even stronger.”
Skype for Business is integrated into Microsoft Office Suite, making video and voice messaging simple and accessible for all users. By offering enterprise-level security, the newly redesigned platform brings the highest levels of security and privacy to the digital health experience.
“In MDLIVE we see a true partner, one that understands and can deliver on the vision of transforming the healthcare experience for consumers anywhere there is an Internet connection. We are thrilled to bring the promise of telehealth to millions of patients through Skype for Business,” said Dr. Dennis Schmuland, Chief Health Strategy Officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences of Microsoft Corp.
Today, 20 million Americans get some part of their healthcare remotely, and that number will grow as such services are normalized in hospitals, workplaces and households across the nation. As more consumers embrace the benefits of virtual care, the highest level of network security, a seamless user experience and the best standard in clinical care will be essential. The collaboration between MDLIVE and Microsoft helps deliver on those expectations through a first-of-its-kind digital health experience.
As part of its collaboration, Microsoft will offer Surface Pro Tablets to deliver MDLIVE’s digital health experience and launch the new MDLIVE app for the Windows Phone.
Founded in 2009, MDLIVE is a leading provider of digital health services providing digital health, online and on-demand healthcare that benefits consumers, employers, payers, hospitals, physician practice groups and accountable care organizations. Headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, MDLIVE works with Board Certified physicians and therapists, nationwide to provide 24/7 connected care.
The company’s cloud-based Virtual Medical Office software platform makes it possible for patients, healthcare professionals and plan administrators to collaborate seamlessly and securely via voice, video, email and mobile devices. Payers and providers can also utilize the HIPAA and PHI-compliant system to collect and share clinical data from patient medical records, lab results and in-home biometric devices for real-time risk assessments, wellness advice, diagnosis and treatment.