In a news release, CloudMD Software & Services Inc. (DOC:CSE; DOCRF:OTCQB; 6PH:FSE), announced "it is immediately offering a free trial of its proprietary telemedicine solutions to North American healthcare professionals to help tackle the Coronavirus epidemic."
The company pointed out that the CDC and President Trump recently pronounced that telemedicine is a vital part of fighting the current pandemic. The firm noted that the Trump administration plans to waive certain federal rules to facilitate remote healthcare using video chats and other services and added that a recently announced coronavirus funding bill includes provisions that may allow virtual care access for Medicare patients.
The firm stated that the Canadian Ministry of Health is working on allocating more resources for telehealth in order to meet rising demand and that an emergency telemedicine code was assigned last Friday allowing patients in Ontario to be billed through the Ontario Health Insurance Plan.
The company's Chief Medical Officer and former CEO of Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Dr. David Ostrow commented, "We've reached out to all levels of governments and health agencies to offer our support during these trying times...At CloudMD, we are focused on mitigating the stressors placed on the public health care system by providing patients access to the care they need while reducing the burden on emergency rooms and walk-in clinics."
"CloudMD's telemedicine solutions can be used as a standalone solution for healthcare professionals needing to see their own patients during this crisis...The company will immediately be turning on its integrated telemedicine client on a free-trial basis to all 315 clinics and 3,000 healthcare professionals using their Juno Electronic Medical Records software," the company stated in the report.
The firm added that through the app physicians have single-click, real-time access to scheduled appointments including telemedicine visits without the need for different interfaces and crowded screens.
"We have seen tremendous interest in our software solutions and services over the past few weeks...It is vital that healthcare professionals continue servicing their patients during this crisis. Telemedicine allows for an efficient and safe way to triage patients while protecting them and others from spreading the coronavirus," remarked CloudMD's CEO Dr. Essam Hamza.
The firm noted that its CloudMD SAAS-based proprietary health technology solutions software facilitates delivery of quality healthcare "through the combination of connected primary care clinics, telemedicine and artificial intelligence (AI)." The company reported that its healthcare ecosystem includes 315 clinics with more than 3,000 licensed practitioners and almost 3 million registered patients.[NLINSERT]
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