Get Real Health’s New Partnership with VSee Enhances Patient Engagement with Real-time Video

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Patients and their healthcare providers can securely video conference and share data, such as x-rays and test results, within InstantPHR®.

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Integrating VSee into our InstantPHR platform makes patient engagement even more impactful by enabling patients and their healthcare providers to have real-time conversations and share vital data from anywhere on any device.

As part of Get Real Health’s continuous improvement process to deepen patient engagement, offer convenient access to providers, improve efficiency of care delivery and reduce healthcare costs, the company has formed a new partnership with Sunnyvale, California-based VSee.

VSee is the exclusive video telehealth platform used by astronauts on the International Space Station. It also serves large healthcare systems such as Trinity, DaVita, Seton, and HealthPartners, as well as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). VSee complements Get Real Health’s InstantPHR patient engagement platform by allowing patients to video conference with healthcare providers through their patient portal. For example, a patient can log into their InstantPHR-powered patient portal and request a video conference. Once the provider logs into the conference, both parties will be able to see and discuss the same data — including x-rays and test results — in real time.

“Telehealth is revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare,” said Get Real Health President and Founding Partner Robin Wiener. “Integrating VSee into our InstantPHR platform makes patient engagement even more impactful by enabling patients and their healthcare providers to have real-time conversations and share vital data from anywhere on any device.”

Get Real Health continues to enhance the functionality of InstantPHR through partnerships with organizations like VSee. Both InstantPHR and VSee strive to create tools that make healthcare consumers’ data meaningful and easily accessible for personal use as well as for research purposes. As we move to a value-based care delivery model, video telehealth tools like VSee become an important component in monitoring patients remotely. VSee will provide Get Real Health clients with a HIPAA-compliant platform that allows for telehealth reimbursements.

“VSee feels privileged to be partnering with an innovative care company such as Get Real Health,” said VSee CEO Dr. Milton Chen. “Get Real Health brings together an understanding of technological possibilities along with the experiences of working with real people and real providers. We look forward to fulfilling telehealth’s potential together in the expanding digital health world.”

Telehealth enables healthcare providers to offer patients seamless attention and service, from an initial consultation, through ongoing care communication and monitoring, to tracking recovery and following up after discharge. VSee’s platform reduces costs for patients and providers alike, including minimizing or eliminating patient travel (which is especially helpful for the mobility impaired).

About Get Real Health
Rockville, Maryland-based Get Real Health empowers patients and providers through a collaborative approach to healthcare. Get Real Health’s products unite the disconnected worlds of digital personal health and traditional medical records – regardless of source – to create a comprehensive patient health profile. This innovative methodology helps large provider organizations, nonprofits and governments around the world meet a wide range of patient engagement needs. Get Real Health supports clients in the area of outcomes improvement, chronic disease management, population health management, patient activation, remote patient monitoring, Meaningful Use, and customer intelligence. Visit: http://www.getrealhealth.com.

About VSee
VSee is the telehealth system behind Walgreens, MDLIVE, NASA International Space Station, and healthcare systems such as Trinity, McKesson, DaVita, and Seton/Ascension. VSee was created by a small team of Stanford University PhD students. It is committed to helping patients and providers connect online by providing all the pieces for creating, building, or assembling a telehealth system - from workflows to medical device integration to simple, secure health communications, VSee is a trusted technology partner for building out any telehealth program. https://vsee.com.

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