Avizia Launches New Software Development Kit that Empowers Health Systems to Increase Patient Access to Care
New Virtual Care SDK seamlessly integrates telehealth into mobile applications
Reston, Va. – Jan 17, 2017 – Avizia, the leading end-to-end telehealth solution provider, launched a new software development kit that enables health systems to integrate Avizia’s premier telehealth capabilities into their own mobile applications. A solution for providers looking to improve the consumer health experience, the Avizia Virtual Care SDK adds valuable features to mobile apps while connecting to the Avizia ONE telehealth platform to effectively and efficiently scale and manage telehealth services.
According to Mordor Intelligence, the telehealth market is expected to reach $66 billion by 2021. As consumer demand for telehealth grows, health systems need solution providers like Avizia that offer end-to-end scalable solutions to meet demand.
“More and more health systems are turning to telehealth to improve the consumer experience; but to succeed they need a solution to deliver virtual care on mobile devices,” said Avizia CEO and Co-Founder Mike Baird. “Our team developed the Virtual Care SDK with our customer’s needs in mind. It seamlessly integrates into our Avizia ONE SaaS platform to give patients access to their care team no matter where they are in the world – that means care when they need it most and not a moment later.”
As a part of this new solution, app developers and IT teams can quickly integrate Avizia’s video capabilities and user interface into the applications they already have. In addition to this, care providers have the ability to control and tailor the telehealth experience of their patients to meet their unique needs — from app design to features available.
What’s more, care providers can use the Virtual Care SDK to enable telehealth over numerous use cases, including:
- Surgical follow-up: After a surgery, patients are expected to have one or more follow-up visits, but as they feel better they may skip their follow-up appointments. As a result, unused appointments and exam rooms aren’t available for waiting patients. Health systems using the Virtual Care SDK can offer patients a more convenient way to attend their follow-up visits by video from anywhere, reducing the number of missed visits.
- Urgent care: Sore throats and fevers cannot always wait until normal office hours. Through a hospital’s mobile application, patients can access care from anywhere at any time. The Avizia Virtual Care SDK empowers health systems to offer patients direct access to providers in their network with complete access to their medical history.
- Medical management and lab results: Managing prescriptions or obtaining lab results can be a time-consuming process for patients. Consumers typically take time off work to travel to the hospital or doctor’s office for a short appointment. With the Virtual Care SDK, a mobile telehealth application gives patients the option to have these consultations quickly and remotely.
“At Avizia, we’re constantly looking for innovative ways to improve how care is delivered and to make it more accessible,” said Avizia’s Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder Cory Costley. “As more health providers move to a patient-centric model of care, mobile applications will be key to providing quality care from anywhere at any time.”
Avizia’s telehealth solutions are improving the delivery of care for more than 400 healthcare systems throughout 37 countries and eight of the top 10 hospital networks in the United States.
Avizia was acquired by American Well in July of 2018. Information on this page refers to activities that occurred prior to the acquisition and are presented for historical context. Together we provide a comprehensive acute care offering—a full end-to-end telemedicine solution for health systems and their providers.