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AZ Tech Beat | June 18, 2019

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Emerge.MD and Avizia unite to provide optimal telemedicine platform

Emerge.MD and Avizia unite to provide optimal telemedicine platform
Ryan Loebe

Co-written with Ashley Garcia

Imagine being able to securely interact with your doctor or refill a prescription without having to wait on hold or drive to the doctor’s office. In the near future, virtual care will be ubiquitous and a common extension of a healthcare provider’s core business.

Emerge.MD, a telemedicine software provider which enables enterprise telehealth with cloud collaboration software for providing specialty services anytime, anywhere, and on any device, have recently merged with Avizia, a telemedicine hardware solution-provider. Together they are an industry-first company that provides end-to-end telehealth solutions for healthcare providers and patients. Emerge.MD will fall under the Avizia brand.

“Healthcare providers are rapidly integrating telemedicine into their clinical workflows as a means of improving healthcare outcomes, dramatically extending the reach of medical practitioners, and improving the efficiency of care delivery,” said Mike Baird, CEO, Avizia Inc.

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Avizia’s complete telemedicine solution combines video devices with clinical workflow management and HIPAA compliant communication software. The software integrates with hospitals’ existing electronic health record (EHR) systems as well as provider and patient mobile devices. Along with Emerge.MD’s cloud collaboration software, the newly united Company is at the forefront of telehealth industry.

“Providers today don’t have what they need to quickly get telemedicine pilots off the ground. They are forced to cobble together various in-house and vendor hardware and software,” Baird said.
“Providers are clamoring for a packaged, whole solution that tightly integrates carts, peripherals, and software — all tied to their EHR and systems of record. The wait is now over as the combination of Avizia and Emerge.MD results in the industry’s first fully integrated telemedicine solution.”

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“I’ve seen the amazing benefits of telehealth solutions as well as the challenges of implementing and using them,” said Emerge.MD Founder Dr. Shahram Partovi, a neuroradiologist and Chief Medical Information Officer for Dignity Health, Arizona region. “While Emerge.MD’s software solutions have enabled many enterprise telehealth programs, this merger makes possible a fully integrated hardware and software platform.

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