SUNRISE, Fla., Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MDLIVE, the leading provider of integrated telehealth services, today announced that its platform will integrate with the new Microsoft Skype for Business client application, released with Microsoft Office 2016, to provide mobile access and unprecedented collaboration between healthcare professionals, doctors, therapists and consumers.
"Instead of wasting hours scheduling a doctor's visit, driving to their office, dealing with parking, and finally waiting to be seen, we get patients typically diagnosed within ten minutes," said Randy Parker, president and CEO of MDLIVE. With our integration to new Office 2016 applications, consumers can use Skype for Business, which provides HIPAA compliant secure chat and video conferencing with their preferred doctor of choice on the nationwide MDLIVE platform. Doctors also are able to prescribe prescriptions if needed as well as communicate with the patient's primary care doctor and health plan to achieve a simplified user experience."
"This integration gives healthcare professionals an important tool so they can work more efficiently and spend additional time with patients," said Neil Jordan, General Manager of Worldwide Health, Microsoft Corp. "Office 2016 and Skype for Business will allow healthcare professionals to experience greater collaboration, data security, and mobility, which translates into higher quality care. Now that Skype for Business is integrated with the MDLIVE platform, consumers can still use the Microsoft tools they are familiar with and reach their doctors when and where they need them more quickly."
A recent nationwide survey of more than 2,000 primary care physicians found that 57 percent of doctors are willing to conduct video consultations with their patients, and 69 percent indicated that video is superior to phone or email communication.*
Millions of consumers and thousands of companies have already chosen MDLIVE as their nationwide telehealth network and platform to provide 24/7/365 access to board certified doctors and therapists who consult, treat and advise. Consumers typically use MDLIVE to see a doctor for allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cold & flu, constipation, diarrhea, rashes, infections, skin inflammations, sore throat, fever, headache, join aches & pains, and minor pediatric aliments. Additionally, MDLIVE offers behavioral health services for marital problems, child behavior and learning issues, financial hardship, coping with loss and grief, parenting counseling and advice, problems at work and stresses and changes of everyday life.
To learn more about MDLIVE cloud, voice, video and virtual care technologies, please visit www.MDLIVE.com or call 800-400-MDLIVE (6354).
Founded in 2009, MDLIVE is a leading provider of digital health services providing digital health, online and on-demand healthcare that benefits consumers, employers, payers, hospitals, physician practice groups and accountable care organizations. Headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, MDLIVE works with Board Certified physicians and therapists, nationwide to provide 24/7 connected care.
The company's cloud-based Virtual Medical Office software platform makes it possible for patients, healthcare 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.
* Slight Uptick in Telemedicine Usage by Greg Slabodkin; HealthData Management; Sept 15, 2015.