CareSpan USA Inc., a provider of digital healthcare delivery systems, and IMCO, Inc., the network of independent medical supply distributors, have agreed to offer the CareSpan Virtual Clinic through IMCO’s 134 distributors and over 1,000 sales representatives.
Unlike typical “video-only” telemedicine systems, the CareSpan Virtual Clinic is said to provide all the essential resources for physicians to diagnose and prescribe for patients with chronic health conditions and multiple comorbidities. CareSpan integrates patient-provider video telepresence, vital signs capture, medical imaging, stethoscope sounds, ECG, e-prescribing, specialist consultations, and a mobile patient health record.
“After reviewing many companies in the telemedicine industry, we found that CareSpan offers the best solution that would allow medical providers to extend the reach of their practices into non-traditional care settings, including their patients’ homes, corporate workplaces, retail clinics, and even their own remote medical offices,” said Bill McLaughlin Jr., President/CEO of IMCO. “We also see a huge opportunity in enabling providers to efficiently care for patients in nursing homes, long term care centers and continuing care retirement communities.”
“IMCO and its member distributors are experts at understanding the needs of medical providers and long term care services,” Mark Winter, CEO of CareSpan, was quoted as saying. “Our platform for high quality care will help IMCO distributors supply medical products that integrate this data directly into the CareSpan exam environment and patient medical record.”
IMCO distributors will be offered sales training and support when they elect to offer CareSpan in their markets. CareSpan will provide technical sales support to sales representatives and will offer sales presentation and demonstration resources to help IMCO members communicate the benefits of virtual care delivery and remote monitoring.