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EVisit app provides telehealth via Apple and Android phones

Steve Rogerson
July 14, 2015
 
Arizona-based telehealth company EVisit has launched mobile app for iOS and Android devices that will let physicians provide remote video visits to their patients via mobile device. Participating physicians and their patients can download the app to Apple and Android mobile devices to connect in real-time for diagnosis and treatment of various medical complaints.
 
The app aims to help healthcare providers raise patient satisfaction and boost practice revenue. Patients get convenient, accessible care for minor injuries, illnesses, or follow-ups from the comfort of their homes. And healthcare providers improve their own experience. By supplementing in-office patient visits with remote video visits, physicians can reduce no-shows, optimise their appointment calendars and get reimbursed for after-hours consults.
 
“The release of our mobile app makes EVisit’s telemedicine platform even more accessible and intuitive for patients and their healthcare providers,” said Bret Larsen, EVisit CEO. “More than ever, we rely on our smartphones for everyday tasks, including getting access to healthcare. The power of telemedicine is all about getting high-quality care no matter where you are. We’re harnessing that power by connecting doctors and their patients in a safe, secure way via mobile device.”
 
The mobile app features:

  • Virtual treatment:Clear video and the image upload feature allows physicians to diagnosis and treat their patients remotely,
  • E-prescribe:Send prescriptions electronically without a phone call. Providers can send any needed prescription electronically to more than 66,000 pharmacies nationwide in the company’s database.
  • Stay-in-touch:Providers and patients get updates on the status of remote visit requests via text, call or email.
  • Collect co-pay and bill:Providers can charge patients for the visit within the app.
  • Patient records:A complete, exportable record of the visit that can be submitted for reimbursement, and easily added to a practice’s EMR.
 
To use the mobile app, physicians need to sign up with EVisit. Only the patients of participating physicians can use the app.
 
“From the physician perspective, engaging patients is key, and this app allows a very personal interaction with patients that can be very satisfying to both participants,” said Glen McCracken, president of EVisit. “We’re entering a new paradigm in how healthcare is delivered and we are excited to be on that edge of innovation.”