SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2012
DoctorBase, the leading mobile healthcare platform that allows medical offices to easily offer their patients secure email and smartphone televisits, today announced that it has reached 8,000 healthcare providers on its platform, marking a 64% increase since March of 2012 and making it one of the fastest growing enterprise-class mobile platforms in healthcare.
An iPhone App for every medical practice --
“The costs and complexities for smaller medical practices to offer their patients an iPhone App for secure patient email and tele-visits are astronomical, and with doctors being asked to do more, see more - and get paid less - it makes sense that our technology is ever increasing in popularity,” said John Sung Kim, CEO of DoctorBase.
By offering their iOS platform as a service to physician practice organizations, any doctor can now quickly offer their patients an iPhone application which allows even a smartphone “newbie” to easily send email, take pictures and conduct private tele-consults with their existing healthcare providers - all for a fraction of the time and cost of an in-office visit.
Ease of use is key to popularity --
“It took about 45 minutes to set up in our practice and within the first few hours patients started downloading the app,” noted one of its first users Adrienne Lara MD, an obstetrician in Los Angeles. “It saves us time, we get reimbursed very quickly and our patients love the modern access.”
With the baby boomer population firmly entrenched as iOS device users and consumers of health services for their parents as well as themselves, DoctorBase’s PANDA platform is taking the costs and complexities out of medical iOS development for the providers as well as patients.
Security and support as critical growth drivers --
With increasing federal regulations on patient information security and mobile device privacy, small to medium sized healthcare provider organizations such as IPAs and clinics have been priced out of enterprise class solutions that have allowed larger organizations such as Kaiser Permanente to offer their patients increasingly digital options of care.
“We put so much investment and emphasis on patient security, privacy and ease of use, it might be a serious liability for a medical organization to try and build an iPhone app in-house without the resources of a company like ours,” said Sean Cottrell, Director of Operations at DoctorBase. “We handle all of that for our clients so they can focus on patient care and practice profits.”
Profitable organically --
DoctorBase, started in 2010 by the founder of Five9, is one of the fastest growing Health 2.0 companies as measured by doctor and patient acquisition. Located in downtown San Francisco’s financial district, DoctorBase has achieved operational profitability within 30 months of its existence and is aggressively hiring additional engineers and support staff.