New York, NY —With Google, Apple and a slew of other tech companies looking to participate in the health space, Verizon is jumping aboard with their new telemedicine platform “Verizon Virtual Visits”.
According to Rich Black, vice president of Verizon’s healthcare practice: “We are seeing a shift in how care is delivered in the U.S. With Verizon Virtual Visits, patients and providers alike can benefit from the use of technology to provide medical care via an enterprise-class technology solution developed with the security, performance and reliability essential to healthcare delivery.”
Using a smartphone app, patients can securely connect to an HCP after answering a brief set of questions that help guide the conversation. The physician can provide an appropriate course of treatment as well as electronically send a prescription all while remaining HIPAA compliant using their own data platform called “Verizon’s HIPAA-enabled Cloud.”
In an effort to identify societal behaviors and respond using their already established mobile assets, Verizon’s vision is to empower its users through patient engagement and improved healthcare solutions through technology. “We believe our latest mobile health offering can go a long way to enable a more efficient and effective U.S. healthcare system,” said Black.
Posted By: Mike Martins