MINNEAPOLIS and ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IHA, one of Michigan's most recognized multi-specialty physician groups, will soon launch a profoundly simple online diagnosis and treatment service for people with straightforward health problems in the Michigan area. This service will connect patients to IHA clinicians online to receive prompt, high-quality virtual care for common medical conditions, such as sinus infections, female bladder infections, pink eye, colds and flu—all for a flat fee payable online.
"Through our partnership with Zipnosis, we are excited to give more patients what they want—fast, affordable access to mainstream medicine in minutes," said Jason Harris, IHA's Vice President for Planning and Development. "Starting in early 2016, the Zipnosis platform will allow us to make high quality care from our own clinicians available to patients where and when they want to receive it, at an affordable price."
"This is an exciting collaboration for Zipnosis," says Jon Pearce, CEO and co-founder of Zipnosis, based in Minneapolis. "Our team loves working with strategic partners like IHA who truly value their patients' and providers' time. By offering virtual care, IHA is positioned to be a market leader in Michigan, and we're thrilled to empower their patients and clinicians with our platform."
Designed on the premise of quality care above all else, Zipnosis is continuing to improve patient care one click at a time – beating urgent care compliance to CDC's clinical guidelines for many of the conditions it treats. In fact, adherence to evidence-based guidelines via the Zipnosis platform is 98.4 percent for sinusitis and nearly 100 percent for UTI, while the average for urgent care centers is 70 percent.
IHA is one of the best and largest multi-specialty groups in Michigan. IHA employs more than 1,600 staff members, which includes 450 providers consisting of: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives across nearly 60 practices in southeast Michigan. IHA provides high-quality medical care and excellent service to more than 355,000 active patients. Recognized as one of Michigan's top performing medical groups, IHA also ranks in the top quartile for patient satisfaction nationally. Offering extended office hours, Urgent Care, and access to clinical research studies, IHA demonstrates that it cares by bringing safe, high-quality, comprehensive and affordable care to its patients. For more information about IHA, visit www.ihacares.com.
Founded in 2008, privately-held Zipnosis is the first virtual care solution to empower health care systems with the technology and methodology to launch their own virtual care service line in a profoundly fast and simple way. The proven-in-use, best practice-based methodology ensures health system-wide engagement, while the asynchronous, adaptive assessment software offers patients modern-day access and convenience, while significantly reducing the clinical time required to safely diagnose, treat or triage more than 90 minor medical conditions.
The unique health system brand extension approach enables a branded, digital access point to attract more patients to the care they need and ensures in-system care quality and continuity from the health system's clinicians and triage points. Visit www.zipnosis.com, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to learn more.