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January 22, 2014 11:09 ET

Can Telemedicine Fill the Provider-Patient Gap?

In the Wake of Physician Shortages, CloudVisit Telemedicine Brings Affordability to Remote Patient Care

COLD SPRING, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 22, 2014) - The distance between providers and patients continues to widen with government reform, tight healthcare budgets, and drops in medical school enrollment. Across the country, physicians are challenged to care for more patients with rapidly dwindling resources. Telemedicine and telepsychiatry appear to be the ideal solution to provider shortages, but innovation's price tag can take years to fit mainstream budgets.

The business of medicine is challenged now more than ever and affordable innovation, once an oxymoron, will become essential to healthcare. CloudVisit Telemedicine, a HIPAA-compliant video platform, is erasing the traditional cost barriers of online healthcare by connecting providers and patients through the computers, webcams, and internet they use every day.

"Affordable telemedicine is the first step in filling the provider-patient gap, but it's a very big step," says CloudVisit Telemedicine president and CEO, Daniel Gilbert. "CloudVisit gives providers a solution that's cost-effective, safe, and extremely easy to implement. It puts healthcare experts in the homes of patients throughout a provider's state and across the country, if they choose."

With online video appointments doctors and patients see each other face-to-face for a wide range of diagnostic, follow-up, and mental health needs. Physicians and other healthcare providers can use video technology like CloudVisit to treat patients within their state of licensure. Expanding licensure to other parts of the country not only improves patient access to care, it creates a strong business opportunity for practices. For patients, the concept of finding a provider "in your area" is eliminated through telemedicine, as are transportation and weather constraints.

"CloudVisit is the next generation in telemedicine and telepsychiatry. Our feature-packed platform gives providers much more than video sessions. Plus, we eliminate the need for expensive and cumbersome hardware. That's the biggest difference between us and preceding telemedicine providers," explains Gilbert.

CloudVisit's HIPAA-compliant video platform includes patient appointment scheduling, high-definition video quality and automatic credit card billing. Every client is guaranteed security through a HIPAA-required Business Associate Agreement (BAA).

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