Up-mc telemedicine, a company that specializes in telehealth technology for patients with health conditions like cancer, diabetes, and HIV, announced it will launch a pilot in the United States in October.
Up-mcc has already been a pioneer in telemedics in the US.
It provides telehealth training to health care professionals for about $4,000 per hour.
It will offer the service to the public starting on November 15, and the first pilot will begin in September.
“We have been building our telehealth business in partnership with many of the leading providers in the healthcare space to meet this new market,” says Tom Nettles, Up-MC’s president.
“By offering telehealth to the American public, we hope to demonstrate to them that it’s possible to build and scale a telehealth system.”
Up-MDCT, a subsidiary of Up-Mc, plans to offer telehealth services to the US market as well, but the company says it will focus on developing telehealth products for patients.
Nettels says the company’s goal is to build a telemedical ecosystem that allows people to access telehealth in the safest, most effective way possible.
“There are more than 100 million Americans living with a chronic illness and they want a reliable, affordable and accessible way to connect with their doctor and receive health care services,” he says.
“Our goal is for our telemedicaers to be the backbone of the healthcare system, so they can have access to telehealth as well.”
The company will use telehealth technologies to develop the infrastructure to make it easy for people to connect to telemedialcare providers.
“This will be a major leap forward in telepresence, and it will allow us to build an entirely new industry, which will benefit the entire healthcare system,” says Nettes.
“The future of telepresences is here.”
He points out that the current model in the U.K. and Canada relies on hospitals to provide telehealth.
“In the United Kingdom, there are some 300 hospitals that are part of the National Health Service, but they have to use the same telehealth infrastructure that we have,” he explains.
“And we are the only ones that can offer telepresencys and telehealth on the same infrastructure.”
UpMc’s chief executive officer, Kevin R. O’Brien, says the partnership with UpMC will enable the company to continue to grow its operations, as well as bring the platform into the healthcare ecosystem.
“Up-mc is the only telehealth company in the world that has a large, fully-functioning network of telehealth telehealth centers across the country, and that has become a key part of our business model,” he tells Engadge.
“As a result, we have seen an exponential increase in the number of patients that have been able to access our telemedical platform in the last year.
We have also seen tremendous success in meeting the demand for our services for patients in our network.”
In addition to the U, UpMC is also partnering with three other major providers in Europe.
The first is Bexley Health in Germany, where it plans to launch a telemedical platform in December.
The company is also in the process of launching in the UK.
The second is Giro in France, where the company plans to introduce telemedia services in November.
The third is TeleHealth UK in the Netherlands, where they plan to launch in October with a telepresenced model.
“These are just a few of the companies that are coming into the market now that are bringing telehealth capabilities to the market,” explains Nettls.
“It’s an exciting time for healthcare.”
The partnership with Telehealth is the latest example of telemedically assisted healthcare being adopted by U.N. bodies, including the World Health Organization, and will allow for the creation of new opportunities for patients to access care.
“Telehealth is going to become the dominant form of healthcare in the future,” says Rafiq Bhatia, CEO of Telos, an organization that helps health systems implement telehealth solutions.
“People are moving to telepresently, and now they want to be able to use it as well,” he adds.
“When you are doing this kind of work, you have to think about how you are going to do it.
The health system is very complicated, and so it’s going to be difficult to get that right.”
The United Nations has long been the leading voice for telehealth around the world, and in March it voted to approve a $1.3 billion investment in the company.
“What makes us unique is that we’re a US-based company, so we’ve got access to a very large global network,” says Dr. Thomas H. Wooten, president of Telus Health in Canada.
“I think that’s going be the