McMaster FHT selects VirtualClinic+ platform
August 5, 2020
VANCOUVER – WELL Health Technologies Corp. has announced the McMaster Family Health Team (MFHT) has adopted the VirtualClinic+ platform for virtual care and digital patient engagement. MFHT is part of the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and provides primary care to over 40,000 patients across three teaching clinics that also train Family Medicine residents and health professional learners.
WELL continues to strengthen its relationship with MFHT, who intends to expand its use of the VirtualClinic+ suite of products in the coming months to include in-clinic online booking, appointment reminders and mobile check-in.
“COVID-19 has dramatically impacted how clinics operate, with virtual care becoming an indispensable tool for improving patient and provider safety and increasing access to care,” said Hamed Shahbazi (pictured), chairman and CEO of WELL. “We are pleased to support McMaster and its Family Health Team as they increase their use of virtual care and look forward to collaborating on further improvements to the platform.”
MFHT is a leader in digital health innovation and adoption in Canada, having been a leading OSCAR EMR user for almost two decades and currently using WELL as its provider of OSCAR EMR services. MFHT has over 50 healthcare providers actively using the VirtualClinic+ platform, with more joining each week.
Further, as a teaching clinic, MFHT is introducing its residents to virtual care and other digital patient engagement tools, equipping the next generation of physicians with the skills to leverage technology within their future practices.
“Virtual care has quickly emerged as an essential option for care in Canada, and our clinics and patients have been pleased with the care experience using VirtualClinic+,” said Dr. David Price, chair of the McMaster Department of Family Medicine. “I have found it to be incredibly simple to use for both myself and my patients, and as a progressive primary care clinic, we are excited to work closely with WELL on continuing innovations that deliver benefit to patients and clinicians across Canada.”
About WELL Health Technologies Corp.
WELL is an omni-channel digital health company whose overarching objective is to empower doctors to provide the best and most advanced care possible while leveraging the latest technology and trends in digital health. As such, WELL owns and operates 20 primary healthcare medical clinics, is Canada’s third largest EMR supplier serving over 1,900 medical clinics, operates a leading national telehealth service and is a provider of digital health technology solutions. WELL is an acquisitive company that has completed eleven acquisitions and three equity investments. To access the Company’s telehealth service, visit virtualclinics.ca and for corporate information, visit www.WELL.company.