The addition of videoconferencing to the InteractiveMD platform delivers lifelike doctor-patient interactions for the diagnosis and treatment of many common medical conditions.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) April 12, 2010
InteractiveMD, a telehealth company that provides round-the-clock, remote access to board certified physicians, this week provided a glimpse into the future of healthcare with a preview of their new videoconferencing capability. WPLG Local 10, ABC News’ Miami affiliate, covered the exclusive preview as award-winning news anchor Kristi Krueger received an on-air video consultation with an InteractiveMD network physician. The mock diagnosis and treatment was conducted from the comfort of Mrs. Krueger’s office computer.
The segment offered the first-ever public viewing of InteractiveMD’s videoconferencing technology. In May, InteractiveMD will officially launch this robust functionality, allowing patients to see and consult with their physician in real-time. By creating a virtual patient experience that closely resembles an in-person consultation, InteractiveMD widens the range of health issues that can be diagnosed and treated remotely.
“Our goal is to enable people to take more effective control of their health and live better lives by harnessing the power of technology while respecting the traditions of medicine,” said Ghen Sugimoto, Vice President of InteractiveMD. “We’re thrilled to share this exclusive first viewing of our new and exciting healthcare delivery method. The addition of videoconferencing to the InteractiveMD platform delivers lifelike doctor-patient interactions for the diagnosis and treatment of many common medical conditions.”
Performing the video consultation was William Mazzei, M.D., a doctor who practices regularly on the InteractiveMD platform. “My 15 years of clinical practice have shown me that telehealth is an outstanding complement to traditional medicine,” Dr. Mazzei said. “By bringing healthcare to your home, office, or travel destination, telehealth can be truly life-changing for my patients.” Mazzei later took part in a live chat session featured on the WPLG Local 10 website, where viewers received immediate answers to their medical questions from InteractiveMD physicians.
InteractiveMD, a healthcare on-demand company that provides patients with the convenience of round-the-clock access to board certified physicians via live videoconference, telephone, and secure email, currently serves approximately 50,000 members. The revolutionary platform expands and improves the delivery of healthcare while simultaneously reducing costs and overcoming barriers to care. Regardless of location, a member can connect with a network of board-certified physicians in real-time for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of common conditions. Physicians also have the ability to e-prescribe medication, as well as order blood tests for the patient instantly from the system. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the iCan Group and is based in Boca Raton, Florida and can be found on the web at: http://www.InteractiveMD.com or by calling 1-888-866-7909.