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January 29, 2017

Telehealth platform provider Avizia and MLS Telehealth team up to offer provider network

Telehealth platform provider Avizia, up to now provider of a software platform, will step into a new territory and with the help of MLS Telehealth it will now offer access to a network of providers.

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Avizia is partnering with the physician-run clinical staffing service MLS Telehealth and doing so they’ll be able to offer customers access to board-certified or eligible physicians across 36 clinical specialties. All physicians undergo screening by MLS Telehealth and will come to the platform with prior telemedicine experience. Clinical specialties include internal medicine, family practice, paediatrics, neurology and psychology.

More complete solution

 “We recognize that many hospitals need a service of both technology and providers to address patient needs,” Avizia Chief Medical Office Dr. Alan Pitt explained. “To deliver care, we partnered with MLS Telehealth, a leading telemedicine provider network. This will allow us to offer a more complete solution by providing a robust network of physicians on an as-needed basis.”

Avizia was founded in 2013 when it spun out of the company Cisco and until now they offered managed telemedicine offerings for providers. Today, they combine all the elements of a telemedicine offering into one package. Avizia’s platform links mobile software, as well as traditional carts and peripherals, into a healthcare provider’s EHR and back-end systems. The company raised 6 million dollar in an investment round that included New York Presbyterian Hospital last October.

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The next evolution

The company said the MLS Telehealth partnership and their move into the provider space marks “the next evolution” for the company in their mission to deliver telemedicine to any patient, with any provider, in any place. Both companies spoke of the benefit to healthcare systems that want to implement a telehealth program, but may encounter barriers that prevent them from moving forward.

“A lot of hospitals want to create a telehealth program, but it either seems too difficult or they only really need coverage at certain times of the year and for certain specialties,” MLS Telehealth CEO and Founder Dr. Dan Bensimhon said. “With this partnership, we hope to remove the barriers they are facing, and give them the scalable staff and technology many of today’s patients have come to expect.”

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