Empower Clinics Inc (CSE:CBDT) (OTCMKTS:EPWCF), through its Sun Valley Health division, announced Monday that it has launched telemedicine services for patients.
With its base of 165,000 patients, the company said it will begin offering digital access to physicians, using the newly launched telemedicine platform, for a variety of consultations.
Patients can use it both in-clinics and virtually through secure video, on a browser, and in a mobile app.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the interaction between physicians and patients, requiring immediate advancement in technology solutions, that offer safe interactions to a vast array of patient needs." said CEO Steven McAuley in a statement.
"Our team are fast-tracking progressive technology, products and service options, to support the needs of our patients, our staff, and our community."
Empower said Sun Valley digital health initiatives are moving forward with safe and secure physician-patient interactions, starting with a combination of in-clinic virtual kiosk-based physician visits, and full telemedicine virtual consultations based on patient availability.
A nationwide roll-out in the US has the potential to reach in excess of 329 million people, based on the most recent US census data, the company said.
Empower said it has made changes to clinic operations and patient management based on the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its guidance for healthcare facilities.
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