June 15, 2010 10:01 ET
MDLiveCare® Health Services, Inc. Announces Agreements in California, Florida and Illinois as It Continues Building National Provider Network and Licensing Relationships
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) - MDLiveCare Health Services, Inc., a leading provider of advanced, on-demand telehealth services, has extended its MDLiveCare national provider network through affiliations with Tarzana Treatment Centers, based in Los Angeles, Calif.; Bayview Center for Mental Health, based in Miami, Fla.; and North Central Behavioral Health Systems, serving Central and North Central Illinois. Additionally, Bayview, North Central and Tarzana have been licensed to use MDLiveCare's proprietary technology for online consultations among their own behavioral health providers and clients.
MDLiveCare's online platform allows consumers, physicians and behavioral healthcare professionals to engage in secure real-time, interactive consultations, 24/7/365. Healthcare consultations via streaming video, telephone and e-mail are through MDLiveCare's proprietary, fully integrated communication and practice management software solutions.
"Healthcare providers, health insurance companies and other payers are searching for ways to provide consumers with better, more convenient and affordable care, especially during these highly stressful times," said Randy Parker, Chairman of MDLiveCare Health Services. "Our industry-leading telehealth services take advantage of the latest Web-based technologies to give healthcare providers an easy to use, affordable and scalable system that is truly patient and client-centric."
Consumers gain access to MDLiveCare physician, therapy and wellness services through direct membership to its Web-based provider network, through health plans seeking to enhance member services or through a growing list of direct contracts with mid- to large-size employers.
MDLiveCare services will be available to Tarzana, Bayview and North Central clients in California, Florida and Illinois starting July 1, 2010. Tarzana, Bayview and North Central providers will then be available to all MDLiveCare members residing in those states.
"MDLiveCare's HIPAA compliant, safe, secure and encrypted online features revolutionize healthcare delivery by removing traditional time and geographic barriers between providers and patients," said Parker. "Integration of online electronic prescribing, electronic lab test ordering, the most advanced video conferencing platform and the ability for users to create secure electronic personal health records (PHR) redefine convenience and accessibility for providers and consumers alike."
Electronic prescribing and laboratory ordering are accomplished through affiliations with SureScripts, the country's largest electronic prescribing network and LabCorp, one of the world's largest clinical laboratories.
MDLiveCare (www.MDLiveCare.com) offers healthcare providers, health plans, employers and consumers the most advanced telehealth solution available in the market today. MDLiveCare's nationwide network of U.S. board certified physicians -- including specialists in the fields of pediatrics and dermatology, licensed therapists and certified life coaches -- are able to treat or consult on a wide range of medical, behavioral, wellness, personal and professional challenges. Physicians and therapists credentialed to operate on the platform must pass a rigorous evaluation process that establishes their board certifications, clinical knowledge and patient communication skills, as well as their ability to use the online system.