Dr. Thornbury and Other Experts to Discuss how Transformative Mobile Technology Is Fundamentally Changing Patient-Doctor Interaction
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Me-Visit, the developer of a technology that enables e-Visits through mobile platforms, announced today its founder Dr. William C. Thornbury will present research findings in a national webinar in conjunction with the Patient-centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC).
The webinar titled "Mobile e-Visits Within The Medical Home" will be held Thursday, April 4th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (EDT). Dr. Thornbury, a Kentucky-based primary care physician, will present two years' worth of research findings that explore the role of mobile based e-Visit technology within the medical home. He will explore the ramifications of mobile access in patient care and the broader $29 billion effects on many aspects of the health system, including hospitals, employers, insurers, and governments.
Dr. Thornbury is the founder of Me-Visit, a technology company pledged to help pioneer solutions to improve healthcare delivery and help end medical homelessness. He began his medical training at the University of Kentucky, graduating from the College of Pharmacy and studied medicine at the University of Louisville with training in both General Surgery and Family Medicine. He has trained under the direct supervision of Toyota in Lean Systems, and is directly related to his work in engineering the mobile e-Visit model of medical delivery. Dr. Thornbury has practiced medicine for fifteen years with expertise in family and internal medicine.
Additional participants will bring multiple viewpoints to the webinar. Linda Foushee, HR Director, Farmer's Rural Electric Coop in South Central Kentucky, will bring an industry partner's perspective and discuss how mobile technology can help control insured risk. Mr. John Rogers, Attorney and Sr. Partner, Rogers Law Office in Glasgow, Kentucky, will provide insights into how patients are affected by mobile e-Visit and how providers can reduce liability risks. Also participating will be Anamaria Lorenzo, Clinic Administrator, Medical Associates Clinic in Barren County, Kentucky, who will detail how mobile e-Visit integrates into clinical work flow.
"Mobile e-Visits are transforming the industry and this webinar will help multiple stakeholders to gain a broader perspective on the upcoming changes," Dr. Thornbury said. "The PCPCC is leading the discussion of healthcare reform and I'm very pleased to join the discussion. Companies like Me-Visit are enabling a much more efficient system that saves the time and money of both the patient and physician."
Founded in 2006, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) is dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). The PCPCC achieves its mission through the work of our five Stakeholder Centers, led by experts and thought leaders who are dedicated to transforming the U.S. health care system through delivery reform, payment reform, patient engagement, and employee benefit redesign. Visit www.pcpcc.net for more information.
Me-Visit's web portal offers 24/7 access to patients using a personal computer, smartphone or other mobile device. A patient's health history is collected using an intuitive questionnaire, then securely transmitted to the doctor. The technology has a patent-pending design that allows physicians to interpret a patient's symptoms, contact the pharmacy, if necessary, and returns a customized plan of care---all in about three minutes. A copy is recorded in the patient's private medical record.
To register for the webinar click here: http://www.pcpcc.net/event/2013/03/mobile-e-visits-medical-home-implications-new-delivery-model.
Me-Visit is the originator and developer of a technology that provides e-Visits via mobile platforms---specifically designed to strengthen the medical home model of care. This unique, second generation telemedicine is supported by a two-year clinical study that demonstrates safety, improved patient access, lower cost of care, increased productivity, provider organization capacity and clinic efficiency. Me-Visit's corporate mission is to pioneer solutions to improve healthcare delivery toward an end to medical homelessness. For more information, call (855) 463-8474, or for a video demonstration, visit www.mevisit.com.