Alabama healthcare tech company offering free access
Talk with Your Doc is a new telemedicine platform offered by Mobile-based CPSI Inc.
Mobile-based healthcare technology company CPSI has a new telemedicine platform that it’s offering to doctors for free through the end of the year, in a response to the coronavirus epidemic.
CPSI, one of the Mobile area’s largest private-sector companies, was founded in 1979. Its core business has been providing information technology systems and support to rural hospitals and other healthcare institutions, helping them manage electronic health records and administrative functions.
The company says its new “Talk with Your Doc” platform, primarily developed by its Get Real Health subsidiary, is a telecommunications solution that can replace face-to-face visits between doctors and patients. According to CPSI it also “acts as a monitoring tool, allowing doctors to receive alerts when patients update medical records, add data from medical devices, complete surveys, and more. Plus, it’s secure, EMR-agnostic and HIPAA-compliant.” (Translation: it works well with a variety of Electronic Medical Record systems and conforms to the legal standards for patient privacy.)
Speaking about the product in a YouTube presentation, CPSI Chief Growth Officer David Dye said there are two ways the platform may be particularly relevant during the current epidemic: It can make it easier for doctors to safely screen patients worried they might have COVID-19, and it can help patients with chronic conditions receive consultation without having to visit facilities where they could be exposed to a higher risk of infection.
The platform is CPSI’s entry into a competitive growth market. Less than a year ago, a study projected that telemedicine would grow from a 38.3 billion business in 2018 to $130.5 billion by 2025. Dye said he thinks Talk With Your Doc will stand out. “This one primarily was developed from the point of view of the patient, from a patient-engagement standpoint,” he said.
According to information released by CPSI, licensing “Talk with Your Doc” normally could range from $10,000 to $30,000 per year for small clinics and practices up to millions per year for larger hospital systems. More information about the platform can be found at TalkWithYourDoc.com. According to the site, it is “Free for the rest of 2020 for any healthcare provider in the US with absolutely no obligation.”