VideoDoc has today announced a series of exciting growth developments for the online GP consultation company, following a major investment injection of €2.5 million.
The Irish telehealth provider who are currently involved in several online GP initiatives and projects in Ireland, will continue the development of the doctor consultation service along with the clinical processes and technology that supports the service.
As part of the investment announcement and expansion, VideoDoc expect to create 30 jobs over the next 12 months. Supporting the company’s new ambitious projections is former Tánaiste Mary Harney, who joins as company Chairperson, as well as a new Medical Director, Dr. Conor O’Hanlon, a founding member of the ICGP and experienced general practitioner with 37 years practising medicine.
Today’s announcement follows the continued growth of the company across both Ireland and the United Kingdom. Presently, VideoDoc partners with several high-profile health providers across Ireland such as VHI, Beaumont Hospital, Group Schemes in Ireland and Clanwilliam Healthcare, as well the NHS in the UK.
Speaking today, Chair of VideoDoc, Mary Harney said, "I am delighted to be appointed Chair of this progressive and innovative company. eHealth, and telemedicine in particular, has unlocked huge potential across several tech-embracing countries. I believe that online consultations are not a replacement for the well-established GP service that currently exists across Ireland and the UK, but rather complements and supports it."
She added, "I believe that Ireland, with its wide-spread adoption of technology and acute challenges in accessing medical support, coupled with the rising cost of healthcare, is well-positioned to reap the benefits of professional telemedicine services. VideoDoc, with its team of IMC-registered GPs, is best positioned to lead this movement."