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Fairview Health Services Selects Emerge.MD and Cisco Systems as Its Virtual Care Partners for Video Consultations

Companies mentioned in this article: Emerge.MD

PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 02/03/14 -- Emerge.MD, the only telehealth cloud platform that can connect all the people, processes and technology involved in virtual care with a high degree of security, is proud to be selected by Minnesota's Fairview Health Services as its video visit interface and telemedicine workflow tool. In addition to Emerge.MD, Fairview will be utilizing technology infrastructure and video endpoints from Cisco to provide their clinicians and patients a high-quality and simple collaboration experience.

"We needed a virtual visit partner that had experience with our video infrastructure from Cisco and EMR technology, but it was just as important that our partners understand the purpose and objective of our clinical workflows," says Susan Maus, Solution Strategist for the Fairview Transformation Team.

Fairview's current video visit use cases include behavioral health consultations, medication therapy management, and language services. More use cases are planned for the coming months.

"Telehealth and video visits are increasing patient access to the most appropriate care giver, offering a key opportunity to improve quality," adds Emerge.MD founder Dr. Shahram Partovi. "Fairview, and other institutions that are taking the lead with telehealth, are constantly developing new ways to leverage this infrastructure across their continuum of care. We are proud to be a part of this transformative process."

"Cisco's video architecture helps to better connect patients and clinicians as healthcare best practices are increasingly utilizing technology-based, care-at-a-distance solutions," said Barbara Casey, Cisco's senior executive director of healthcare solutions.

About Emerge.MD, Inc.

Emerge.MD simplifies telehealth by offering a health grade platform as a service that includes a suite of collaboration tools that make it easy to provide specialty services anytime, anywhere, and on any device. A privately-held company based in Phoenix, Ariz., Emerge.MD has over a decade of experience working with both hospitals and individual providers to enable their telehealth strategy by delivering online patient communities as well as offering solutions for use cases such as telestroke, dermatology, behavioral health, online urgent care, ED throughput, store and forward referral and patient discharge. For more information, visit www.emergemd.com or connect with Emerge.MD on Twitter (@Emerge_MD) and LinkedIn.

About Fairview Health Services

Fairview Health Services, headquartered in Minneapolis, is a non-profit, academic health system providing exceptional health care across the entire continuum. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, our 22,000 employees and more than 3,000 credentialed physicians embrace innovation and new thinking to deliver greater value -- higher quality, better experience and lower cost.


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