Western Canada’s MyCare launches virtual visits
November 16, 2016
VANCOUVER – A Western Canadian telehealth company is now providing virtual medical consultations for episodic care that can be accessed from the privacy of home, office or hotel room. MyCare MedTech Medical Clinic is utilizing advanced communication technology to connect a patient to a licensed medical provider through its innovative service, GOeVisit.
GOeVisit can diagnose, treat and prescribe for more than 30 non-emergency conditions, from common illnesses like cough, colds and flu, to general medical concerns, minor injuries and pediatric care. GOeVisit uses the same technology most people are already using daily, turning a computer, smartphone or tablet into a private, face-to-face medical consultation platform.
“Virtual care is exploding and GOeVisit is at the forefront, using proprietary Virtual Practice Guidelines to ensure clients receive an accurate consultation and treatment plan,” said Dr. Raj Attariwala (pictured), medical director of AIM Medical Imaging in Vancouver and medical director of GOeVisit. “The Virtual Practice Guidelines are well established and proven by multi-national corporations to help patients and parents quickly make appropriate health-related decisions.”
GOeVisit can provide prescriptions for non-controlled medications through its national prescription drug service. Using the Virtual Practice Guidelines (VPGs), GOeVisit providers may recommend over the counter medications or home therapies as alternatives to prescriptions. Use of VPGs has proven to reduce prescriptions by as much as 67%, an important alternative to the over prescription of medication, particularly antibiotics.
“Canadians are ready to take control of their healthcare,” says Liz Bryant, chief operating officer of MyCare MedTech Inc., “and want alternatives to waiting for non-emergency care. Two thirds of Canadians surveyed want to access care the way they access so many other services: through technology. GOeVisit makes that possible.”
According to the company website, MyCare MedTech Inc. (MMi) is a telemedicine company utilizing leading-edge communication technology to deliver virtual medical consultations with licensed healthcare providers for non-emergency conditions.
MMi was developed by its parent organization, Assured Diagnosis Inc. (ADI). ADI has a direct contractual relationship with Mayo Clinic and is the owner of MyCare Insurance and MyCare Employee Group Benefit programs. MyCare programs offer Canadians a direct connection to Mayo Clinic for initial diagnosis assistance, medical second opinions and treatment options.
MMi utilizes the latest in virtual consultation software and virtual practice guidelines. Medical file information is held in Canada in a regulatory compliant data centre owned and operated by Rogers Data Centres. This ensures a virtual medical consultation is available via online computer or smartphone technology 24/7 and 365 from where a client works, lives or travels and that the consultation is guaranteed secure and private.
About MyCare MedTech Inc.
MyCare MedTech Inc. is a Canadian telemedicine company with offices in Calgary, AB and Vancouver, BC. For more information, visit www.goevisit.com.