VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA | June 3, 2013 – Medeo.ca is a platform that connects doctors to patients via secure video conference on computer, iPhone or iPad. Medeo.ca allows BC residents with valid Medical Services Plan coverage to complete an online, provincially insured visit with a licenced BC doctor – all from the comfort of their own home or office. This major advance is designed to enable patients to access care from their own physicians and allow physicians to provide care to those in their practice using video technology.
“Medeo.ca is helping British Columbians enjoy improved access to healthcare,” says Ryan Wilson, CEO of Medeo Corporation. “We have created a unique made-in-BC app that allows patients to connect with doctors throughout British Columbia through secure, online video conferencing.”
A 2012 study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found that one in three Canadians reported difficulty getting to their family doctor appointment. Medeo.ca reduces the travel and wait times that many people find challenging when they need to see their doctor. The convenience of Medeo.ca is particularly helpful for individuals with mobility challenges and for patients in rural and remote communities who otherwise face long distance travel in order to see physicians. Medeo breaks down the geographic barriers many British Columbians experience.
Using Medeo.ca is easy and takes only minutes. All B.C. residents can sign up at Medeo.ca. Once signed up, patients are connected by video with a Medeo Coordinator who will help prepare for and book an appointment. If the patient’s own doctor offers Medeo based care, he or she will be connected with that physician. If not, he or she will be connected to one of the other physicians available at the time. Following a visit, doctors can use Medeo.ca to prescribe medication, refer a patient to a specialist, and upload care plan information.
Telehealth solutions like Medeo.ca show proven benefits for patients in many situations across Canada and the world. It improves access to specialists, provides easier follow-up visits, easier chronic disease management visits and can provide relief for busy Emergency Rooms.
Medeo.ca allows communities the capacity to stay better connected to health professionals and gain improved access to information and services.
With Medeo.ca, Canadian medical care joins the mobile revolution, allowing physicians and specialists across the province to add online visits to their practice. More importantly, Medeo.ca allows patients to access care from anywhere they have an internet connection in BC.
Medeo Corporation is a privately held, BC-based company with its head office in Vancouver. Medeo.ca was created to equip doctors with modern technology to ensure all Canadians have access to quality health care regardless of their location, mobility or time pressures. For more information about our highly skilled and passionate leadership team, click here.