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MDLIVE and Carenet Healthcare Services Partner to Provide Physician Telehealth Consultations Along With Nurse Advice Line
|By Business Wire
|April 17, 2014 08:01 AM EDT
the nation’s leading provider of telehealth services and software, and Carenet
Healthcare Services, a leading provider of care management, nurse
triage and engagement solutions, today announced a partnership to
combine MDLIVE’s 24x7 physician solution with Carenet’s Nurse Advice
Line service. Now members who need an additional level of care, gain
24x7 access to physician consultations after triage by a registered
“Carenet’s focus is on addressing the inefficiencies and rising costs in
healthcare today. Providing timely and easy access to trusted healthcare
professionals is a key part of overcoming these hurdles,” said Vikie
Spulak, Executive Vice President, Carenet. “MDLIVE is a perfect way to
enhance our services by providing expanded access to quality care and
actionable information from physicians.”
Carenet delivers personalized care management and engagement solutions
for commercial health plans, hospital systems, employer groups, the
Military, Medicaid and Medicare. Today, Carenet’s nurses recommend 17%
of Nurse Advice Line patients see a physician within four hours and 24%
of patients see a physician within 24 hours of calling. With the
addition of MDLIVE, many of these patients become candidates for either
telephone or video consultation. Now Carenet members engaging with Nurse
Advice Line with low acuity medical symptoms will be directed to MDLIVE
physicians for immediate consultation.
This year MDLIVE secured $23.6 Million in funding to expand the nation’s
largest telehealth network with an unsurpassed experienced team of
healthcare and technology leaders who are creating a new and
unprecedented standard of patient care. MDLIVE provides unparalleled
care anytime, anywhere for employers, health plans, providers, health
systems and health service centers. Partnering with Carenet allows the
company to broaden its reach.
“We are excited to partner with Carenet which has the complementary goal
of providing immediate access to quality healthcare for consumers,” said
Randy Parker, CEO of MDLIVE. “Both Carenet and MDLIVE are working toward
changing the way healthcare is delivered. Together we can significantly
impact both the rising cost of healthcare and the efficacy of the care
our members, clients and consumers receive. This is the first step in a
For 26 years, Carenet has been providing personalized care management
and member engagement solutions that measurably improve the quality and
lower the cost of healthcare. The company’s innovative business model
combines robust data collection and analytics, leading-edge technology
and high-touch member engagement principles to proactively influence
healthcare behavior and improve clinical and financial outcomes. By
combining a deep clinical history and consumer marketing expertise,
Carenet educates, empowers and motivates more than 20 million people
worldwide to make better healthcare decisions. Visit www.callcarenet.com
for more information.
Founded in 2009, MDLIVE is a leading provider of telehealth services and
software, providing telehealth, online and on-demand healthcare that
benefits consumers, employers, payers, hospitals, physician practice
groups and accountable care organizations. Headquartered in Sunrise,
Florida, MDLIVE works with Board Certified physicians and therapists,
nationwide to provide around-the-clock connected care.
The company’s cloud-based Virtual Medical Office software platform makes
it possible for patients, healthcare professionals and plan
administrators to collaborate seamlessly and securely via voice, video,
email and mobile devices. Payers and providers can also utilize the
HIPAA and PHI-compliant system to collect and share clinical data from
patient medical records, lab results and in-home biometric devices for
real-time risk assessments, wellness advice, diagnosis and treatment.
MDLIVE physicians can diagnose, treat and, if needed, write
prescriptions (non-controlled substances only) for routine medical
conditions 24/7/365 Anytime, Anywhere. Learn more at www.mdlive.com
and connect with us on https://www.facebook.com/MDLIVETelehealth
to join the telehealth conversation.
To see a brief video about MDLIVE’s connected care delivery services
please watch www.mdlive.com/media/storkmdlive.html
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