Modernizing Medicine announces that current and future users of its electronic health records (EHR) system, EMA, will have access to its real-time audio and video telemedicine platform, modmed Telehealth.

The solution will help healthcare professionals treat existing patients when it’s needed most during the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

“We understand that telemedicine plays a vital role in helping prevent the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus. We are prioritizing the addition of audio and video chat functionality to modmed Telehealth in our EHR system, EMA, for healthcare professionals and to the PocketPatient app for patients. This will help our providers see their existing patients remotely to mitigate the risk of transmission,” shared Modernizing Medicine’s Chief Medical and Strategy Officer and Co-founder Michael Sherling, MD, MBA, in a media release. “Our on-staff physicians will be the first to test this solution with their patients this week, and it will then be rolled out to current clients.”

The real-time audio and video capabilities being added to EMA will help enable providers to remotely evaluate patients to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and to help healthcare professionals reach vulnerable patient populations. Physicians will have the ability to see patients whether offices are open or closed, to renew prescriptions and to accommodate existing clinical workflows.

The solution will work with both WiFi and cellular connections and help physicians to provide personalized care from almost anywhere with high-resolution video chat functionality. Patients will be able to download the new version of the PocketPatient app with the audio and video chat capability added and use their iPhone (iOS12 and above) or Android device (v. 5.0 and above) to virtually attend their scheduled appointments.

“Modernizing Medicine is making our telemedicine solutions available for no additional charge because now, during this time of unprecedented crisis, we need telemedicine more than ever,” Daniel Cane, CEO and co-founder, states in the release.

“In order to help address this crisis, Modernizing Medicine plans to waive all sign-up and utilization fees for the telemedicine solution. It’s our duty to help our clients help their patients and the healthcare community at large.”

The real-time audio and video telemedicine platform can benefit healthcare professionals and patients during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond.

The real-time audio and video telemedicine platform can benefit healthcare professionals and patients during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond, the company notes in the release.

Additionally, Modernizing Medicine’s EHR system has been populated with medical content for COVID-19-related illnesses. The company plans to add additional content as interim CDC guidelines are updated.

[Source(s): Modernizing Medicine, Business Wire]