Alameda, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
Telemedicine has been steadily gaining momentum among patients and healthcare providers--according to the American Telemedicine Association, more than half of U.S. hospitals are already using some form of telemedicine. There is a growing body of research and articles on the appeal and efficacy of telehealth, including its potential to address the national shortage of healthcare providers. At the same time, legal and regulatory developments are also promising: improved telehealth coverage through Medicare and other insurance programs, discussion of a federal standard, and increased attention to providing out-of-state licenses or telehealth-specific licenses.
Videoconferencing will play a large part in transitioning from in-person visits to long-distance appointments, while preserving a face-to-face connection between clinicians and their patients. However, videoconferencing services will need to be both HIPAA-compliant to ensure that protected health information is secure, and easy to use to facilitate adoption. SecureVideo.com was founded to fulfill both of these requirements, and today announced another milestone: the release of API documentation for organizations interested in integrating SecureVideo’s HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing service into their own system.
“Our mission is to offer individual practitioners, provider networks, clinics and any health care organizations an affordable, HIPAA compliant videoconferencing platform,” said Tom Farris, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer of SecureVideo. “The development of our API means our clients can provide a truly branded product for their staff, while being able to rely on our support team and technical expertise.”
SecureVideo’s API will allow clinicians to access SecureVideo’s services directly through their own website: user management, session scheduling, virtual waiting rooms, and electronic documents. The documentation for the API is available for review on the SecureVideo website: https://hub.securevideo.com/Knowledge/Index/3000. For more information and to discuss API pricing, please call (888) 200-7730 or email info(at)securevideo(dot)com.
SecureVideo.com was founded in 2012 by industry veterans in technology for behavioral health. SecureVideo provides secure, affordable, and easy to use services that make telehealth possible for practices of all sizes. Visit us at http://www.securevideo.com.