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Cloud-Based Virtual Medical Office 3.0 Software Provides Secure and Seamless Real-Time Communications via Voice, Video, Email and New Apps for Mobile Apple and Android Devices

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 5:45am
The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 19, 2012-- MDLIVE, a leading provider of online and on-demand healthcare delivery services and software, announced today the release of Virtual Medical Office 3.0, a cloud-based software platform that enables insurers to expand the reach of their provider networks by ensuring seamless and secure virtual collaboration between patients, medical professionals and plan administrators via voice, video, email and mobile devices. The HIPAA-compliant platform also provides physicians, caseworkers and utilization nurses with transparent access to clinical data from patient medical records, lab results and in-home telemetry devices for real-time risk assessments, wellness advice, diagnosis and treatment.

MDLIVE will formally debut Virtual Medical Office 3.0 at the AHIP Institute 2012 conference held June 20-22 at the Salt Lake City Convention Center, where the company will demonstrate the software and simulate virtual consultations between patients and physicians at Booth 444 on the E Level of the exhibit hall.

"The insurance industry is moving towards a model of quality healthcare delivery that requires a close collaboration between all members of the healthcare ecosystem, including patients, physicians, employers and payers," said Randy Parker, MDLIVE CEO. "Virtual Medical Office 3.0 furnishes the infrastructure insurance companies need to optimize care, improve treatment outcomes and wring unnecessary costs from the healthcare system by fully leveraging the promise of telehealth and telemedicine technologies. Now patients can have convenient and timely access to a medical professional who has their medical history and utilizes treatment protocols that have been proven to produce the best possible medical outcomes." According to John Sculley, former Apple CEO and an MDLIVE board member and investor, "We're witnessing a transformational moment in healthcare, where all of the members of the value chain are coming together in new and productive ways that benefit patients, the healthcare industry and our nation as a whole. Companies like MDLIVE are at the vanguard of this evolutionary process, providing the sophisticated information systems and enabling technologies that make virtual delivery of quality healthcare not only possible but inevitable. The release of Virtual Medical Office 3.0 is a major milestone, both for MDLIVE as a company and for the future of our nation's healthcare infrastructure." Virtual Medical Office 3.0 at a Glance Among other features, Virtual Medical Office 3.0 provides: -- Seamless connectivity between patients, providers and insurance companies via voice, video, email and mobile devices based on Apple's iOS and Android operating systems. For example, a patient can click on an MDLIVE iPad app to schedule and conduct a virtual appointment with a network physician who has their medical history, insurance coverage and most effective treatment options.

-- Patients with 24/7 on-demand access to their personal health records.

For example, when enrolling their child in school, a parent could use the system to deliver immunization records to school administrators.

-- Real-time sharing of medical, diagnostic, and telemetry information among patients and the members of their treatment team. For example, a nurse monitoring a home-bound patient with diabetes could arrange a virtual emergency consultation with a physician if they detect a dangerous spike in the patient's glucose levels.

-- The means for insurance companies to develop a clinical data repository that can be used to identify and implement the treatment modalities that produce the best possible outcomes.

Virtual Medical Office 3.0 Availability Virtual Medical Office 3.0 has been formally released and is available immediately to insurance companies, hospitals, physician groups, accountable care organizations and employers.

About MDLIVE Founded in 2006, MDLIVE, formerly MDLiveCare, is a leading provider of online and on-demand healthcare delivery services and software that benefit insurance companies, hospitals, physician practice groups, accountable care organizations and employers. The company's cloud-based Virtual Medical Office software platform makes it possible for patients, medical professionals and plan administrators to collaborate seamlessly and securely via voice, video, email and mobile devices. Payers and providers can also utilize the HIPAA-compliant system to collect and share clinical data from patient medical records, lab results and in-home telemetry devices for real-time risk assessments, wellness advice, diagnosis and treatment. The company also provides affordable, 24/7 x 365 healthcare consultations to self-insured employers via a nationwide network of board-certified physicians and behavioral health professionals. For more information, visit MDLIVE.com.

CONTACT: KB Communications LLC Ilisa Keith, 480-241-8919 Ilisa@KBComm.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA UTAH INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE TELECOMMUNICATIONS OTHER TECHNOLOGY HEALTH MOBILE/WIRELESS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: MDLIVE Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 06/19/2012 09:09 AM/DISC: 06/19/2012 09:09 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120619006025/

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