Comtech Extends Physician's Reach with VirtuMedix® Virtual Care Delivery Model
May 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT
MELVILLE, N.Y. & MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
May 12, 2016--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) announced
today that it will be attending the ATA 2016 Annual Conference and that
it has released a new version of its VirtuMedix®
virtual care delivery platform, a telemedicine application. VirtuMedix
enables healthcare practitioners to offer efficient, secure virtual
patient care anytime, anywhere and on any device. This upgrade provides
an enhanced user interface and experience (UI/UX) for patients who can
now register and validate their price group ahead of the consultation.
The Doctor interface has also been enhanced to indicate if the doctor
has logged into the system from a mobile device. Furthermore, the
Administrator interface now allows the Administrator to see and complete
the patient and doctor profiles adhering to the requirements under the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
With an increase in demand from new patients as a result of the
Affordable Care Act, providers and caregivers need a viable,
cost-effective alternative to traditional care models. The VirtuMedix
virtual care platform is an efficient and seamless way to provide care
to new and existing patients. VirtuMedix was designed by clinicians with
a focus on simple user interfaces and best-in-class platform security.
"We are excited about this upgrade to VirtuMedix which will enable our
physician groups to provide telehealth consultations directly to
consumers as well as employer groups with specifically contracted price
options. Additionally, it allows patients to take advantage of
incentives such as "consultation coupons," said Dr. Stanton Sloane,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Dr. Bobby Park, MD, a Clinical Advisory Group Member for VirtuMedix,
also stated, "Employer outreach is crucial and has become a key driver
of successful telehealth offerings. Towers Watson projects that 71
percent of employers will offer online urgent care services by 2017.
Physicians need to partner with local companies and build a clientele
base. This will in turn increase the flow of patients, bolster revenue,
and extend their reach to offer services statewide."
VirtuMedix will be exhibiting at Booth 1715 at the ATA 2016 Annual
Conference and Trade Show from May 14-17, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minn. To
schedule an appointment for a demonstration, please visit www.virtumedix.com.
About The VirtuMedix® Product
VirtuMedix® provides caregivers and practitioners a highly secure and
reliable telemedicine platform that delivers virtual health services
anytime, anywhere, and from any device. Launched in 2014, VirtuMedix
leverages Comtech's advanced technologies, including over a decade of
cyber security, wireless, and mobile application innovation, into a
telehealth solution that integrates easily into healthcare networks,
databases, and reimbursement models. In addition to providing expanded
patient outreach, VirtuMedix reduces clinical and user healthcare costs
while improving patient care. For more information on VirtuMedix, please
and on Twitter @VirtuMedix.
About Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets
innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications
solutions. Comtech sells products to a diverse customer base in the
global commercial and government communications markets. Comtech
believes it is a leader in most of the market segments that it serves.
Certain information in this press release contains statements that are
forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and
uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such
forward-looking information. The Company's Securities and Exchange
Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any
forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its
entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and
Exchange Commission filings.
VirtuMedix: Kannan Sreedhar, Vice President & General Manager Comtech
Telecommunications Corp. 410-280-1247 804-334-3386 or Media: Michael
D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Comtech
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