|[April 29, 2013]
HealthLinkNow Integrates SBR Health as It Drives the Evolution of Personalized, Patient-Centric Care
SACRAMENTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (HLN), a fully integrated online network of specialists
connecting people to healthcare, when and where it's needed, and SBR
Health, Inc. (SBR), a provider of video-based solutions to enable
the creation of Virtual Healthcare Delivery Networks (VHDNs), announced
HLN has selected SBR's video call routing and management solution to
manage virtual patient-provider visits on HLN's telemedicine network.
Now, HLN providers can schedule and conduct virtual patient appointments
securely in the cloud with the same virtual visit platform used by top
US healthcare delivery organizations such as Partners Healthcare, Mayo
Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Joslin Diabetes Center and Boston Children's
HLN uses secure videoconferencing to allow patients to find, schedule
and connect to health providers from a hospital, clinic or from the
privacy of their home, office, or anywhere with an internet connection.
Much like booking an airline ticket online, HLN patients have a simple
and secure portal that provides direct access to care at any time,
location, and using any device. Healthcare providers can now spend more
time with patients as HLN handles the billing and sheduling, while
providing an electronic health record and secure videoconferencing
Healthcare providers and patients will benefit from the HLN-SBR
partnership as the SBR solutions are uniquely designed as clinical
overlays with the technology in the background, allowing clinicians to
receive, and deliver care to anyone, regardless of location and time.
"The HealthLinkNow online clinic and the care we bring through
telemedicine to hospitals, health systems and organizations, as well as
to people in their homes, are ideally suited for patients who live in
geographically inaccessible areas or have time or work constraints in
physically accessing their providers," states Barb Johnston,
HealthLinkNow CEO and co-founder. "It will also give physicians an easy
and cost-effective way to deliver their services over a high-quality
telemedicine network, something that has been a barrier to adoption for
many clinics and individual providers."
"Despite decreasing equipment costs and low-cost ubiquitous video chat
capabilities on PCs and personal devices, it has been difficult to
integrate video communications into health care practices," said Peter
Eggleston, Chief Marketing Officer of SBR Health. "The problem has been
that telemedicine by itself has not integrated well into traditional
clinical workflows. The addition of SBR's call and resource management
solutions to HLN's online clinic network provides a "push-button" and
simple video visit solution that is seamlessly integrated with any
provider's practice-large or small."
Together, HealthLinkNow and SBR Health are supporting the dynamic nature
of healthcare delivery and uniquely solving the problem of how to make
connecting patients and providers as simple as clicking a link. Through
these innovations, healthcare organizations and providers everywhere
will be able deliver care when and where it's needed, participating in
the evolution of personalized, patient-centric care.
About HealthLinkNow, Inc.
HealthLinkNow, Inc. is a fully integrated online clinic of specialists
providing health services through secure video visits linked to its
electronic health record, online prescribing, billing and scheduling
systems. HealthLinkNow has developed its online health services to make
healthcare more efficient and convenient for both providers and
About SBR Health, Inc.
SBR Health Inc. (SBR) provides video-based solutions that enable the
creation of Virtual Healthcare Delivery Networks (VHDNs). SBR focuses on
the problem of how to most effectively integrate video communications
into existing information technology infrastructures and clinical
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