Meditar in Argentina to deploy GlobalMed’s telehealth platform for direct-to-consumer telemedicine in South America
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. – February 26, 2019—GlobalMed, an international provider of virtual care solutions, announces a strategic partnership with Meditar, the premier healthcare network in Argentina and Latin America’s largest managed healthcare company. Under the partnership, Meditar will adopt GlobalMed’s industry-leading, evidence-based eNcounter® platform and GlobalMed will help Meditar market direct-to-consumer virtual health—a relatively new concept in South America. Providers on Meditar’s network will use a Meditar-branded version of eNcounter, and patients can download Apps from the Apple Store and Google Play Store for direct access on their mobile devices for remote audio-video consults with Meditar’s doctors.
Meditar provides healthcare throughout Argentina, the eighth-largest country in the world, as well as neighboring countries, and is the medical services provider to the American Foreign Service Protective Association and the U.S. Embassy in Argentina. Its network includes hospitals, healthcare centers, outpatient offices, diagnostic imaging centers, labs, medical suppliers, and other standalone providers. Encompassing most medical and surgical specialties, the 28-year-old company offers cutting-edge care to people from around the world, including patients from Europe and the U.S. Through its partnership with GlobalMed, Meditar’s network of providers will expand their reach to include patients in remote parts of Argentina, thus expanding their access to care via the convenience of virtual visits.
“We researched the right global solution to extend healthcare across Argentina. Like GlobalMed, we believe virtual care is far more than a simple video call and requires the ability to incorporate biometric and clinical evidence into each virtual consultation,” said Erwin Padinger, CEO of Meditar. “GlobalMed’s eNcounter platform has a proven track record in a variety of challenging environments and can bring our world-class primary and specialty care to more Argentinians no matter where they are.”
“We welcome our new alliance with Meditar, which will help push direct-to-consumer virtual care across South America where it can have a major positive impact,” said Joel E. Barthelemy, founder and CEO of GlobalMed. “Our strategic partnership also underlines the value of eNcounter®, the most configurable and easy to use, evidence-based virtual care platform on the market. With our visibility as the telemedicine provider to the White House and the Department of Defense, and the use of our software in many remote, hard-to-reach places, GlobalMed’s eNcounter is positioned to become the virtual care solution of choice in countries around the world.”
Barthelemy added that GlobalMed was excited to support Meditar’s network of world-class clinicians as they began to serve even more South American patients.
“Doctors and other clinicians got into medicine in the first place to care for patients,” he said. “The eNcounter platform is designed with that in mind—easy to use, intuitive, and focused on the ‘medicine’ part of ‘telemedicine.’ Any network of providers can adopt and custom brand the eNcounter product, enabling them to deliver high-quality virtual care yet still present consistent branding in the markets where they operate.”
eNcounter® virtual care delivery platform
eNcounter gives healthcare organizations access to all the features and functions their providers need to conduct any form of virtual care, whether they practice in a small medical office, a community hospital or a large health delivery organization.
eNcounter is available through the web, mobile applications and the cloud, providing multiple options for easy and secure consultations for both clinicians and patients. eNcounter integrates consumer-facing functionality with clinical and non-clinical data-driven devices and wearables, allowing for responsible, outcome-focused and evidence-based consultations.
For a full list of eNcounter’s features, click here.
Meditar is one of the first, largest, and most advanced managed healthcare companies in Latin America. Its top-notch medical professionals and state-of-the-art hospitals, surgery centers, outpatient offices, diagnostic imaging centers, emergency treatment centers, and laboratories provide the highest quality medical diagnoses and treatments available, without the wait and at a price you can afford.
Meditar is recognized for its excellent track record performing the most complex medical procedures, from open heart surgeries, liver transplants and total hip replacements to in vitro fertilization and cancer treatments. In more than 28 years of existence, Meditar has treated more than three million people from around the world, including Europe and the United States. Meditar is a member of the International Society for Quality in Health Care, the world’s leading international healthcare evaluation and accreditation program.
GlobalMed powers the world’s largest, most advanced virtual care programs and is honored to be the telehealth provider to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Defense Health Agency, and the White House. With over 15 million consults delivered in 55 countries, its virtual care platform has the Authority to Operate (ATO) on U.S. Department of Defense networks with the highest level of security and supports a patient at any point in the continuum of care. GlobalMed designs, manufactures, and deploys fully integrated software and hardware solutions that remove the barriers of technology from the business of patient care. Providers are enabled with data capturing tools to deliver evidence-based treatment and improve patient outcomes while lowering costs. Providers looking for their own technology to manage capacity, save money, and deliver responsible medicine, will get all they need from one platform. Recognizing the importance of trust and consistency in healthcare, GlobalMed also offers white-label versions of their systems so that providers can self-brand their virtual care offerings to strengthen the patient relationship with their organization. Learn more at www.globalmed.com.
Founded in 2002 by a Marine Corps Reserve Veteran still serving as CEO, GlobalMed is proud to be a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB).
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