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TeleCommunication Systems' VirtuMedix® Connected Health Platform Selected by Doc-Aid™ to Offer 24/7 Access to Secure Telemedicine Services

TeleCommunication Systems' VirtuMedix® Connected Health Platform Selected by Doc-Aid™ to Offer 24/7 Access to Secure Telemedicine Services

Note: Comtech Acquired TCS on 2/23/2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in secure and highly reliable wireless communication technology, today announced that Doc-Aid™, an on-demand, walk-in clinic offering convenient and affordable access to quality health care, has selected the VirtuMedix® platform to provide secure, HIPAA-compliant telemedicine services to its patients in Texas. With VirtuMedix's cloud-based architecture, Doc-Aid physicians can now remotely serve patients anytime, anywhere and from any device including personal computers, tablets and smartphones. The addition of this urgent care customer expands TCS' VirtuMedix footprint into the southwest region.  

News Facts:

  • Based in Laredo, Doc-Aid is a vendor for the Choice Partner Cooperative purchasing network serving over 800 companies.
  • According to the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine, there are 9,300 urgent care centers in the U.S., and 20,000 physicians who practice urgent care, with both numbers expected to grow. 
  • With the integration of the TCS VirtuMedix platform, Doc-Aid can now provide patients with continuous care via 24/7 access to telemedicine services delivered by its licensed providers.
  • VirtuMedix is a cloud-based telemedicine platform that:
    • Enables continuous care for patients whose conditions or locations make office/hospital visits, inconvenient, impractical, expensive or difficult.
    • Allows urgent care, physician groups, hospitals and other caregivers to expand their patient reach, increase efficiency and differentiate themselves through superior, convenient care.
    • Ensures highly reliable security of patient data and platform access through the first and only telemedicine solution audited for cybersecurity.
    • Supports approximately 1,000 physicians nationwide who rely on VirtuMedix to remotely serve their patients.
    • For more information, visit www.virtumedix.com

Doc-Aid Telemedicine Services Chief Medical Officer Monica Saenz, M.D., said: "As an on-demand, walk-in clinic, we understand the importance of convenience and accessibility for our patients. VirtuMedix enables us to cost-effectively and efficiently provide virtual medical consultations to our patients via an intuitive interface. By deploying the VirtuMedix platform, we are further extending this value with secure, immediate, quality medical care to patients in their homes, workplaces or even when traveling. We believe that our patients will find great value in this service."

TCS Commercial Software Group President Jay Whitehurstsaid: "Twenty-four hour accessibility is the cornerstone of Doc-Aid's commitment to providing urgent care. With our secure VirtuMedix platform, patients can now conveniently upload data from their activity trackers, smartphones and tablets, or use their mobile devices to interact with Doc-Aid physicians. Adding Doc-Aid to the growing portfolio of VirtuMedix customers is a testament to the versatility of our connected health solution for a variety of medical practices."

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, is a world leader in secure and highly reliable wireless communications. Our patented solutions, global presence, operational support and engineering talent enable 9-1-1, commercial location-based services and deployable wireless infrastructure; cybersecurity; defense and aerospace components; and applications for mobile location-based services and messaging. Our principal customers are wireless network operators, defense and public safety government agencies, and Fortune 150 enterprises requiring high reliability and security. Learn more at www.telecomsys.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include our expectations regarding the growth in use of telehealth services, and those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

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