Telemedicine utilization is expected to increase dramatically over the next 5-10 years, with most doctor visits occurring remotely via connected devices
If you, your practice, or healthcare system are considering adding telehealth to your current offerings, have begun evaluating software solutions, or are utilizing telemedicine but looking at new or better solutions, then you need not look further. Qvidity is a complete telehealth solution for medical practices, healthcare systems, and EMR’s.
Qvidity Telehealth was formed in 2014 by Dr. Jeremy Storm, an infectious disease physician and telemedicine specialist. Qvidity licenses its functionality to doctors, medical practices, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations to use with their providers and for their patients. In addition, Qvidity utilizes language translation for its international clients.
“We believed in 2014 that telemedicine would not only be rapidly adopted, but would go mobile and global. As it turns out, we were right.”
Features of Qvidity include HIPAA compliant video, secure messaging, secure photo, scheduling, language translation, and payment processing. Qvidity is browser neutral, device neutral, practice neutral, and EMR neutral. “We built a truly universal solution that any healthcare provider can use for any conceivable visit type – in the U.S. and beyond.” Qvidity can be utilized not only on mobile devices, such as tablets, laptops, smartphones, but also fixed equipment including Polycom cameras and other hard-wired devices. “Because of its versatility,we get calls from potential clients and industry leaders nearly every day,” Dr. Storm says.
Qvidity Telehealth was formed in 2014 by Dr. Jeremy Storm, an infectious disease physician and telemedicine specialist
Prices range from $50-$100 USD/month per doctor. “Our prices are what we believe a physician would reasonably want to pay to have a branded telemedicine solution.” Dr. Storm states that with even minimal use, providers can profit from Qvidity. “Other solutions are priced so high that they are a loss leader. Our business model is different. We want our clients to profit from using telemedicine in their practices.”
Dr. Storm states that 2015 saw the approval of over 200 bills in the U.S. related to telehealth, with increasing coverage and reimbursement by both private insurance and government plans. Studies show that not only are patients and providers ready to adopt telemedicine, but that telemedicine will save the world economy billions of dollars annually. “Up until now, telehealth was too costly, poorly reimbursed, and had serious technology limitations. The tide has now turned, with improved reimbursement, ready technology, and patient demand.”
Rural or remote regions
Also, telemedicine has the potential to dramatically improve the ability of physicians to connect with the aging population and those in rural or remote regions. In the U.S., for example, doctor visits into clinics, nursing facilities, and hospitals are covered for the elderly in rural areas. Medicare and CMS are even working to expand coverage of telehealth into the home for those over the age of 65 years.
2015 saw the approval of over 200 bills in the U.S. related to telehealth
Telemedicine utilization is expected to increase dramatically over the next 5-10 years, with most doctor visits occurring remotely via connected devices. “You will no longer have to sit and wait at the doctor’s office. You will see your doctor from the convenience of work or home.” Telemedicine is also seen as having the potential to revolutionize healthcare in remote and underserved areas, including developing countries. Qvidity does this thru the use of language translation technology, which is a standard offering of its “Executive” subscription platform.
Qvidity’s clients include providers from multiple specialties including internal medicine, family medicine, urgent care, infectious disease, general surgery, dermatology, plastic surgery, pediatrics, gastroenterology, ob-gyn, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, and psychiatry to name a few. While hospitals and healthcare systems have adopted telemedicine at a faster rate than small to medium sized practices, Dr. Storm states adoption is expected to double year over year throughout the industry and into all segments. “Large healthcare systems were early adopters, but we are seeing a growing demand among small to medium sized hospitals and medical practices.” Dr. Storm says that the use of Qvidity’s technology could even expand into non-healthcare related businesses, such as banking, law, and other types of sales and consulting. “If a company has a need for secure messaging, secure video, scheduling, and payment processing on a branded/white-label platform, we can service them,” Dr. Storm says.
In addition, Qvidity provides professional consulting related to telehealth. “We assist our clients with understanding laws, scope of practice, and how to profit from telemedicine.” Qvidity is also partnering with national and international sales groups, consulting companies, medical associations, and the pharmaceutical industry. “Our timing couldn’t be better, and we are excited to be a part of the growing healthcare revolution.”
If you or your healthcare organization is interested in telehealth, telemedicine, and mobile health, then consider Qvidity –the premier telemedicine software and consulting company.