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Health tech partnership sees Irish GPs go online

Written by Robert McHugh, on 2nd Feb 2017. Posted in General

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Clanwilliam Health and VideoDoc have today announced an innovative new partnership to provide online GP consultation technology across their extensive network.

The deal will enable all GPs across Ireland using a Clanwilliam health system to hold video consultations with their patients.

The new technology will allow clinicians to offer their patients face to face appointments from the comfort of the patients’ own homes. Patients and doctors alike will benefit from a service that is quick, convenient, trusted and secure.

VideoDoc is offered through a web portal and mobile application (iOS & Android). It has been built with patient privacy in mind and complies with Ireland’s Data Protection Act and the US HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

Video consultation will be available in all Clanwilliam Health GP software’s by the end of the second quarter of this year.  Primarily for minor ailments or straightforward consultations, doctors will now have the ability to triage, treat, diagnose, prescribe and follow up with patients.

Commenting on the new deal, Managing Director at Clanwilliam Health, Eileen Byrne said, "Video consultations will enable GPs to care for their patients in a virtual environment. It’s an innovative feature which does not replace the traditional GP visit, but rather is a supplement to it."

She added, "For older patients or people in remote locations, it means you can have access to your trusted GP without having to travel. This technology allows GPs to follow up with their patients, to monitor their progress and ensure that they are being given optimum care."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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