MINNEAPOLIS, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipnosis, the first virtual care solution to empower health care systems with the technology and methodology to launch their own branded virtual care service line, announced an agreement with Group Health. The solution, branded CareNow is currently in use.
As health systems consider how to keep and acquire new patients, many recognize the value of providing their own branded online care for common medical conditions. As a white-labeled, turnkey solution, Zipnosis ensures digital-to-in person care continuity and reduces the complexity, time and expense for health systems considering building their own virtual care service line face.
"We rely on the powerful adaptive, asynchronous Zipnosis tool to help our clinicians provide patients with a diagnosis," said Dr. Wellesley Chapman, Medical Director of Innovation and Development, Group Health. "CareNow has proven popular in the marketplace and helped Group Health expand our online consumer toolset."
Jon Pearce, CEO and co-founder of Zipnosis discussed the company's excitement in providing the online service for Group Health, "Clearly this is a strategic organization which understands that the patient digital migration is real and the importance of providing their own branded care experience from online-to-in person."
Using Zipnosis, health systems can launch their own profoundly simple online diagnosis and treatment service within 90 days. The service conveniently connects patients online to the health system's own clinicians to receive prompt, high-quality virtual care for common medical conditions, such as sinus infections, pink eye, colds and flu—all for a flat fee payable online, typically without adding clinical staff. Designed on the premise of quality care above all else, 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.
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.
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