CirrusMD launches first major upgrade to telemedicine platform
DENVER, April 28, 2016/PRNewswire-iReach/ CirrusMD successfully launched a new version of its virtual care platform today. The upgrade improves patient and physician experience based on over a year of research and becomes the only platform to significantly scale physician availability for patients.
Today's update makes CirrusMD the first in the telehealth market to build on the best practices of the messaging platforms that have been adopted widely in personal and business communications. The updated platform brings these best practices to healthcare encounters. The completely redesigned and rebuilt solution allows local physicians staffing the platform to serve as many as 8 patients at a time an increase from 5 on the previous version, largely due to the modernized UX supporting a text messaging-first workflow. This ensures patients will never have to wait in a queue.
"We are passionately focused on transforming health care through communication," said Andrew Altorfer, CirrusMD CEO. "By leveraging a text-first approach, we are able to provide patients immediate access to an ER physician to help ease their anxiety, diagnose, and treat their symptoms as quickly as possible."
Platform improvements include:
- Modernizing the user experience to better support the messaging-first workflow;
- Refining multiple doctor support tools to serve a large patient population;
- Allowing a seamless transition from text messaging to video consultation;
- Enhancing the notification system for physicians; and
- Improving the registration and sign up process for patients.
"CirrusMD uses everyday devices like smart phones and tablets to dramatically improve the patient-provider experience across the entire healthcare continuum. By making local healthcare providers available to address patient needs in a timely and patient-friendly way we are also siginficantly lowering the cost of care," said Altorfer.
The updated platform is available to serve all of CirrusMD's 900,000 covered lives who live primarily in Colorado and Texas.
About CirrusMD: Founded in 2012, CirrusMD develops virtual care solutions for value-based healthcare organizations. Our technology allows patients to access convenient, timely medical care with local physicians in the same way that doctors address concerns for their friends and family through text and video chat. The company currently provides telemedicine services to over 250,000 covered lives, primarily in Colorado and Texas. Learn more about CirrusMD on our website: www.cirrusmd.com.
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