SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HelloMD (www.hellomd.com) today announced that over 30 of California's leading medical marijuana dispensary, delivery and product retailers have successfully deployed its free compliance tools designed to ease the burden of patient compliance for medical marijuana companies. The tools provide patients with real-time access to CA licensed physicians for online doctor consultations at time of purchase, and also include marketing and analytics capabilities for retailers.
HelloMD is the leading digital healthcare platform for medical marijuana patients. The company provides online doctor consultations directly to consumers though its website. Today's announcement indicates a shift in business model to include business-to-business (B2B) offerings. The broad and rapid adoption across the industry indicates how important patient compliance is to retailers.
"Managing patient compliance is a chronic and hugely expensive problem for medical marijuana companies," stated Larry Lisser, HelloMD's Head of Business Development. "Unlike mainstream businesses, the addressable market for these companies is only as big as the population of patients carrying up-to-date documentation. Putting the compliance process online has removed a long-standing barrier to customer acquisition and retention, and freed up personnel to focus on other tasks," Lisser added.
HelloMD's patient compliance and marketing tools - which take as little as ten minutes to implement - are designed to be easily integrated with partner websites, using a simple, wizard-driven process. A REST API is also available for partners seeking a deeper integration with their patient CRM systems. Patients are provided tele-health consults in a partner-branded environment, and then returned to the partner of origin once the process is complete.
"With the sheer volume of patients we serve every month at Speedweed, our staff was always burdened with managing medical recommendation renewals. But we had no choice," said AJ Gentile, CEO of Speedweed. "Implementing HelloMD's white-label solution and API has been a total game-changer for us. Our base of customers now self-serve to keep their recommendation current and, as soon as they complete the HelloMD process, our patient database is automatically updated. No additional verification required," AJ concluded.
The 30 companies already implemented include leading delivery services, technology providers, consumer brands and others tackling this fast growing industry. Paul Warshaw, CEO of Greenrush said, "Greenrush leverages best-of-breed technology to provide its customers with market-leading user experiences. Our HelloMD integration has allowed us to provide a true turnkey experience for our customers - from doctor consult to delivery, while adding significant efficiencies to out operation."
HelloMD's compliance tools have been particularly useful to partners targeting non-traditional cannabis consumers. Jon Brandon, co-founder of Foria remarked, "Our products are popular with women who otherwise might not currently use cannabis - and therefore don't already have the doctor's recommendation required to join our collective and obtain medicines from us. By integrating HelloMD's tele-health services into our website and marketing process, our membership sign-ups have increased significantly."
The free tools are available to partners through a self-serve partner portal, and interested companies can begin by creating a partner account at partners.hellomd.com
HelloMD is the leading digital healthcare platform for medical cannabis patients. We provide easy, convenient access to medical marijuana doctors for medical cannabis recommendations, product and advice and more.
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