HealthSparq™ Announces Partnership with MDLIVE 24/7/365 telehealth services now available to patients across the nation
PORTLAND, Ore., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthSparq, a leading provider of healthcare transparency solutions for health insurers, announced it has signed an agreement with MDLIVE to offer telehealth services through its transparency platform to health plans and employers across the nation.
MDLIVE is a leading telehealth provider of online and on-demand healthcare delivery services and software, giving its users access to 24/7/365 online video or telephone consultations with board-certified internal medicine, emergency medicine, family practice and pediatric physicians.
"Telehealth offers a perfect addition to HealthSparq's integrated provider directory and will allow health plan members and employees to search for and visit doctors in a virtual setting," said HealthSparq President Scott Decker. "These simple and effective consultations can be done for a fraction of a physical office visit, which is beneficial to employers and health insurers looking to cut healthcare costs."
HealthSparq has seen an increase in demand from its health plan clients and their members for more reasonably priced medical services. Telehealth is an innovative addition to HealthSparq's services and its focus on giving consumers a way to shop for lower cost quality medical services. The company selected MDLIVE because of the quality of their services and their commitment to creating a superior customer experience.
MDLIVE offers the nation's largest telehealth network, specializing in online and on-demand healthcare delivery services with fully integrated software that allows information to be easily captured and transferred to a patient's primary physician. MDLIVE physicians are state-licensed, U.S. Board Certified and credentialed following national credentialing guidelines and have an average of 15 years of practical experience.
"This relationship is an excellent opportunity for MDLIVE to work with the leading transparency vendor for some of the largest independent health plans across the nation," said Randy Parker, CEO of MDLIVE. "And MDLIVE and HealthSparq will work together to build new integrated product modules targeting cost-conscious employers and plans using the power of combining telehealth with transparency product modules."
To learn more about HealthSparq and the transparency solutions it offers, visit www.HealthSparq.com and follow @HealthSparq on Twitter.
HealthSparq develops healthcare transparency solutions for health plans and self-insured employers. The HealthSparq platform leverages data from a variety of sources, including health insurance claims, linked together with community reviews and discussions to empower consumers to make informed decisions via online shopping for healthcare. HealthSparq is part of the Cambia Health Solutions family of companies and is located in Portland, Oregon. To learn more about HealthSparq, visit www.HealthSparq.com and follow @HealthSparq on Twitter. To request a HealthSparq demo, please send an email to info@HealthSparq.com or call 855-SPARQ-IT (855-772-7748).
Founded in 2006, MDLIVE is a leading telehealth provider of online and on-demand healthcare delivery services and software that benefit patients, hospitals, employers, payers, physician practice groups and accountable-care organizations. Headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, MDLIVE works with Board Certified physicians in 49 states to provide around-the-clock virtual healthcare.
Their cloud-based Virtual Medicine 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 and PHI-compliant system to collect and share clinical data from patient medical records, lab results and in-home biometric devices for real-time risk assessments, wellness advice, diagnosis and treatment.
MDLIVE physicians can diagnose, treat and, if needed, write prescriptions (non-controlled substances only) for routine medical conditions 24/7/365 Anytime, Anywhere. Learn more at mdlive.com and connect with us on facebook.com/mdlivetelehealth to join the telehealth conversation.