New agreement for telehealth technology enables ‘Virtual QuadMed’ model
SUSSEX, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- QuadMed, a nationwide leader in employer-sponsored healthcare solutions, will deploy state-of-the-art telehealth technology across its network of worksite healthcare clinics through a new partnership with MDLiveCare.
MDLiveCare offers access to a national network of board-certified physicians and licensed therapists, in conjunction with QuadMed’s network, providing quality healthcare services via secure video, telephone, and email communication.
Under an exclusive agreement, QuadMed will utilize MDLiveCare’s proven telehealth technology to create a ‘Virtual QuadMed’ approach that significantly expands the scope of its clinics, giving employees and their family members another way to access QuadMed providers and services.
“Virtual QuadMed will allow us to extend our approach to patient care to a geographically distributed workforce to increase access to preventive care, and further manage healthcare costs for our customers and their employees,” said Tim Dickman, President of QuadMed, a subsidiary of global printer Quad/Graphics. “QuadMed chose MDLiveCare as our telehealth strategic partner because its technology offers the best balance of customer functionality combined with seamless integration into our electronic medical records, delivering our patients the best continuity of care in a completely secure environment.”
The MDLiveCare platform provides superior usability, security and performance, including:
- Full HIPAA and PCI compliance.
- High-definition video over typical consumer-grade internet connections.
- Full integration with QuadMed’s electronic medical records system and Microsoft Health Vault.
The new telehealth capabilities will also allow QuadMed, which operates clinics for nationwide companies like MillerCoors, Northwestern Mutual, Briggs & Stratton Corp. and STIHL, Inc., to provide more convenient care to smaller employers and employers with a distributed workforce.
Integrating MDLiveCare’s technology platform with QuadMed’s healthcare solutions is a natural fit that will deliver immediate benefits to QuadMed, its customers and their patients, according to Randy Parker, MDLiveCare Chairman and CEO.
“MDLiveCare and QuadMed each offer market-leading solutions to help employer-sponsored health programs control costs while expanding access and improving outcomes,” Parker said. “Integrating the MDLiveCare platform to expand the reach and scope of QuadMed’s model delivers a perfect synergy.”
QuadMed (www.quadmedical.com) is a nationally recognized innovator in offering onsite primary care clinics and healthcare management solutions that are proven to increase quality and decrease costs. QuadMed’s 20-year track record of success is rooted in integrating prevention-focused primary care with leading-edge information management data. Created in 1990 as a subsidiary of global provider of print and multichannel solutions Quad/Graphics, QuadMed now serves a wide variety of Fortune 1000 companies.
Founded in 2006, MDLiveCare offers affordable, 24x7x365 healthcare consultations via secure video, telephone and email communication, providing convenient access to medical attention after hours, at work, while traveling and in underserved communities. The company has a nationwide network of U.S. board-certified physicians providing general medical care as well as licensed therapists and certified life coaches. Individual and group plans are available, along with a technology platform for physicians who want to incorporate online patient care into their practices. To learn more about MDLiveCare, please visit www.mdlivecare.com.
Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD) is a global provider of print and related multichannel solutions for consumer magazines, special interest publications, catalogs, retail inserts/circulars, direct mail, books, directories, and commercial and specialty products, including in-store signage. Headquartered in Sussex, Wis. (just west of Milwaukee), the company has approximately 25,000 full-time equivalent employees working from approximately 60 print-production facilities as well as other support locations throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe. As a printing industry innovator, Quad/Graphics (www.QG.com) is redefining the power of print in today’s multimedia world by helping its clients use print as the foundation of multichannel communications strategies to drive their top-line revenues.
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