Phunware Inc (NASDAQ:PHUN) said Thursday that it has launched a mobile telemedicine solution for new and existing healthcare customers of its Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform to address critical challenges faced by the healthcare industry due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In a statement, Randall Crowder, the chief operations officer for Phunware, said healthcare organizations are leveraging telemedicine “to stay competitive” with their digital transformation initiatives and address patient concerns about the safety of in-person visits during the pandemic.
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“Our new solution offers physicians an out-of-the-box telemedicine platform on mobile with streamlined reimbursement that keeps its referrals in-network to help reduce their patient leakage while enhancing their revenues,” added Crowder.
The Austin, Texas-based Phunware said its new telemedicine solution is “fully compliant” with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and maintains “seamless integrations” with the most common practice management and electronic health record (EHR) systems.
Here are the main additional features of Phunware’s mobile telemedicine solution:
- Eligibility Checks
- Co-Pay Collection
- Guaranteed Reimbursement
- Automated Patient Workflow
- Patient Notifications
- Customized Clinical Protocols
The operational response of healthcare organizations to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has “accelerated the adoption and utilization of remote services” such as telemedicine, according to a recent AbelsonTaylor survey. Telemedicine saw a 106% uptick in adoption, with more than 40% of physicians saying that they used it in March versus only 18% in 2019.
In fact, remote conferencing by physicians has increased 58% on average, while office visits have plummeted in parallel, with 60% fewer patients now being seen per week in person.
Phunware provides Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS) offerings, including engagement, management and monetization initiatives that help brands create category-defining mobile experiences.
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