This new role combines my passion for technology with a deep desire to address society’s biggest health issues by removing barriers to care.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) July 15, 2010
Telemedicine Consulting Network, service provider to InteractiveMD (http://www.interactivemd.com), a leading telehealth company that provides round-the-clock remote access to licensed physicians, announced today that Kevin Friedman, DO, will join the company as Medical Director. Telehealth has become an increasingly vital avenue for healthcare delivery, and is expected to grow to a multi-billion industry by 2015. The appointment of Dr. Friedman, who has served as a U.S. Naval Officer and specialized as an aviation medicine physician, advances Telemedicine Consulting Network and InteractiveMD’s commitment to furthering the field in new and impactful ways.
“We’re honored to have someone of Dr. Friedman’s expertise and vision joining our leadership team,” said Ghen Sugimoto, Vice President of InteractiveMD. “He represents the next generation of physicians who have mastered the latest technologies and innovative tools for expanding healthcare delivery. He will ensure that new programs are rooted in the most current standards of evidence based medicine and will lead transformational change in the field of telehealth.”
As Medical Director, Dr. Friedman is the leader of the national physician network operating on the InteractiveMD platform, ensuring clinical integrity and quality medical care. He is chiefly responsible for the guidance, oversight, and quality assurance of the practice of telehealth on InteractiveMD’s platform. Dr. Friedman will also play a key role in physician recruitment, training, treatment protocol, and performance evaluation, as well as focusing on the advancement of the field as an expert advocate of telehealth.
“I’m energized to join the Telemedicine Consulting Network team to bring the highest quality remote care in our industry,” said Dr. Friedman. “This new role combines my passion for technology with a deep desire to address society’s biggest health issues by removing barriers to care. I also relish the opportunity to advance the field through robust partnerships with academia, the nonprofit sector, government and socially conscious businesses.”
Most recently, Dr. Friedman was selected for Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy where he served as an active Flight Surgeon. He is a licensed Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University, and currently holds an unrestricted medical license to practice osteopathy and surgery. After concluding his service commitment, Dr. Friedman chose to leave the U.S. Navy in May to accept the Medical Director position.
Dr. Friedman joins Telemedicine Consulting Network just a few weeks prior to InteractiveMD’s official launch of its advanced videoconferencing capability. Dr. Friedman will help lead the rollout of this new system feature to enhance the virtual patient experience, delivering lifelike doctor-patient interactions.
About Telemedicine Consulting Network
The Telemedicine Consulting Network (TCN) is a national organization of healthcare professionals, specializing in the advancement and delivery of physician-to-patient telehealth through education, training, and service. As a service provider to InteractiveMD’s advanced telehealth platform, our qualified caregivers are remotely connected with patients all across the country, improving healthcare access and quality. The physicians selected to join our network are licensed, credentialed, and extensively trained on the InteractiveMD platform to ensure the highest standards of care. TCN can be found on the web at: https://www.telemedicinecn.com
InteractiveMD, a healthcare on-demand company that provides patients with the convenience of round-the-clock access to licensed physicians via live videoconference, telephone, and secure email, currently serves tens of thousands of 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 licensed Telemedicine Consulting Network physician in real-time for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of common conditions. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the iCan Group based in Boca Raton, Florida and can be found on the web at: http://www.InteractiveMD.com or by calling 1-888-866-7909.
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