SUNRISE, Fla., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MDLIVE today announced the completion of a significant expansion of its virtual care collaboration with Walgreens offering consumers in 20 additional states 24/7 access to MDLIVE's nationwide network of board-certified doctors via Walgreens mobile app. The latest expansion brings the total number of states to 25.
"As we expand virtual care service, we are seeing strong demand based on consumers' appetite for digital convenience and ease-of-access to a quality board-certified physician. We are thrilled to be collaborating with an innovator like Walgreens who understands these fundamental consumer expectations and knows how to execute to meet and exceed them," said Randy Parker, Chief Executive Officer of MDLIVE.
As part of the expansion, consumers in all 25 states will benefit from enhanced ease of use through increased integration of the Walgreens and MDLIVE apps - allowing for more seamless access to virtual visits.
The states in the latest mobile app expansion include: Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
"Walgreens provides convenient and connected services for our customers, and we are thrilled to be advancing our digital experience to provide patients with more choices when it comes to accessing care," said Adam Pellegrini, Walgreens divisional vice president of digital health.
Access to MDLIVE's network of board-certified doctors, often based in the same communities where Walgreens customers are located, position the Walgreens mobile app to be one of the most robust digital health apps available to consumers.
The collaboration between MDLIVE and Walgreens first launched in December of 2014 through the Walgreens mobile app in California and Michigan. In June 2015, the alliance expanded to include Colorado, Illinois and Washington.
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, MDLIVE is a leading provider of integrated virtual health services, offering online and on-demand health care that benefits consumers, employers, payers, hospitals, physician practice groups and accountable care organizations.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Breakthrough, MDLIVE provides online therapy and psychiatry offering members and customers a proprietary model of outcomes-based care through one of the most diverse networks of providers in the industry. MDLIVE has established a business-to-business-to-consumer model to bring to patients the confidence and assurance of trusted services across their health care needs, from health care provider to pharmacy. By combining the power of leading health care systems, health IT leaders and retail health partners with MDLIVE's HIPAA-compliant cloud-based Virtual Medical Office platform, consumers can access the care they desire, transitioning from virtual to in-person offerings as needed.
MDLIVE's virtual health system makes it possible for patients, health care professionals and plan administrators to collaborate seamlessly and securely. This approach also enables payers and providers 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. To learn more, visit MDLIVE.com.