...you can simply log on to our system 24/7 and connect with a physician licensed in your state at your convenience.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) July 29, 2010
InteractiveMD, a leading telehealth company that provides round-the-clock, remote access to licensed physicians, previewed the national launch of their new videoconferencing technology this week providing a live medical demonstration on WCIU Chicago’s news show “You & Me This Morning.” The new robust functionality will be rolled out to patients beginning in August, allowing them to see and consult with their physician in real-time from anywhere.
Hosted by WCIU’s Jeanne Sparrow and featuring guests from InteractiveMD Ghen Sugimoto, VP, and Dr. Kevin Friedman, Medical Director, the segment focuses on how new technology is changing the face of healthcare, and telehealth serves as the prominent example of such revolutionary change. During the program, Dr. Friedman performed a mock video consultation of a WCIU staff person, showcasing the platform’s ability to clearly examine a patient’s ear, nose and throat.
In addition to showcasing the telehealth platform’s new capabilities, Mr. Sugimoto provided a glimpse into InteractiveMD’s future initiatives. “Today we treat common conditions that the physician can treat based on medical history, a series of questions, uploaded images, and now a live video stream.” Sugimoto then unveiled a selection of USB/BlueTooth enabled medical devices that will soon integrate into the platform, including a digital stethoscope and otoscope. “But in the not too distant future we’ll have tools that will allow you to actually transmit your vital signs into the platform. Our R&D team is also making significant progress on mobile technology that will allow the patients to video conference through the platform on their mobile phones.”
InteractiveMD will begin conducting live video consultations on the new platform in August, utilizing a national network of licensed physicians thoroughly trained on the system. Doctors will meet face-to-face with patients on-screen to answer medical questions, diagnose conditions, recommend treatment, and – if medically necessary – e-prescribe medication or order blood tests. Emphasizing how InteractiveMD now provides the perfect complement to traditional care, Dr. Friedman stated, “You have your primary care doctor, but during after-hours, on weekends, on vacation, or anytime you can’t access that doctor, you can simply log on to our system 24/7 and connect with a physician licensed in your state at your convenience.”
InteractiveMD is a leading telehealth company that provides patients with the convenience of round-the-clock access to licensed physicians via live videoconference, telephone, and secure email. 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 licensed physicians 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 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.