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Indiegogo push will fund launch of Online Doctor

Tamworth, United Kingdom, August 11, 2014 – Most people understand that medical programs and plans do not answer all the ills found in the patient medical care field. For example, some patients suffer for days or even weeks waiting to get an appointment. Some physicians are not open during evenings and weekends. Emergency rooms often operate under a triage system, handling the patients with the direst needs and the greatest traumas, while many others who have legitimate medical circumstances wait to be noticed. People need all-day and all-night access to healthcare. By connecting with a network of GMC Registered Doctors and through a secure video and phone, people can now receive that care. This is thanks to Online Doctor. Online Doctor has allied themselves with Quantum Healthcare. Together the two will launch Online Virtual Healthcare Service.

The demand of patient care and patient service is providing access to healthcare 24/7/365 anytime, anywhere. When this launches, patients can connect with a network of GMC Registered Doctors through secure video and phone.

This will be the first ALL IN ONE Online Virtual Healthcare Service. It will function to alleviate a critical care crisis in the UK’s Healthcare system and elsewhere around the globe.

Even non-medical concerns make the current system inefficient and frustrating. For example, hospital and medical office parking can be a nightmare. People can be de-registered from needed surgeries and often individuals have to miss extensive time away from work in order to keep appointments.

Perhaps David Cameron’s intentions are meant to alleviate what ails the system, but he is proposing that Skype be a part of his pilot program. Since Skype is not secure, this could put patient confidentiality at risk, which is something neither the government nor citizens nor their providers want to see happen.

With the Online Doctor platform, Skype will not be used. Instead of Skype, they use a Connected Care cloud-base telemedicine platform, which makes it possible for medical providers to extend their care through one-on-one live video, audio and text message consultations between the patients and UN GMC registered doctors. The solution is encrypted, cloud-based, HIPAA and HITECH compliant.

Input from Patients and Doctors has enabled them to provide a patient-friendly system where it’s simple to create an account and use it securely. When an account holder logs in to see a doctor, they will be speaking with a GMC Registered Doctor for a consultation within minutes. They will be doing this on system that has passed the highest scrutiny for security.

The On-Demand convenience assures that patient concerns are addressed in a timely fashion. Patients can book an appointment right away, or they can book an online visit on their Dashboard, and select a time convenient to their schedule. While personal medical records are not at security risk, the patient can access them anytime, enabling PATIENT EMPOWERMENT.

There are various membership plans, enabling people to add family members if they choose, receive prescriptions for medication, and more.

While it’s virtual care, it’s real care. Usernames and passwords are protected. Users can use computers or mobile devices, such as phones or tablets. As long as the device is webcam and speaker enabled, the patient can access the platform through 3G/4G and through there secure Internet connection at home or at work.

While the company is UK-based, anyone anywhere can create an account and become a member. The only feature that may differ is that only EU members can have their prescriptions delivered to them.
The success of this campaign will help fund the launch of this platform.

Crowdfunding
In support of its Crowdfunding campaign, Online Doctor is committed to:

• Expanding their Online Doctor platform and its features
• Increasing the capabilities of the platform
• Employing their own Online Doctors
• Developing and expanding their existing mobile application
• Providing all promised perks to reward supporters of the campaign

Crowdsourcing
The Indiegogo campaign’s initial goal of £100,000 is currently active and runs through October 3, 2014 at 11:59 Pacific Time. Full details about the Indiegogo campaign including sponsorship and involvement levels can be found at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/online-doctor-the-future-of-patient-care.

Media Contact
Company Name: Online Doctor
Contact Person: Jay Parkash
Email: Send Email
Phone: 240-455-0130
City: Tamworth
State: United Kingdom
Country: United Kingdom
Website: www.indiegogo.com/projects/online-doctor-the-future-of-patient-care

Source: www.abnewswire.com

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