Doxy.me, a free, secure telemedicine solution, stands ready to meet increased demand for a simple, convenient way for healthcare providers to meet with their patients remotely, promising to improve the healthcare experience during this critical time, the company said.
Most telemedicine software products require a lengthy sales cycle, including training, legal review, and software or hardware to install. The process can take weeks to months to get up and running. Doxy.me was designed to be easy to install and simple to use; there are no downloads or apps to install and patients don´t need to create accounts.
Providers generate their own BAA (Business Associate Agreement). The process is automated, so providers can start practicing telemedicine quickly, even within minutes. This approach means that Doxy.me is perfectly suited to handle the urgent demand for a telemedicine solution during the coronavirus outbreak.
By incorporating standard clinical workflows such as patient check-in and waiting room into the design of Doxy.me, healthcare providers and their patients experience a familiar and natural visit. All the patient needs to start a telemedicine visit is a web link to the doctor´s Doxy.me room using a standard computer. No special hardware or software is necessary.
Founded by Brandon Welch, MS, PhD, and based in Salt Lake City, Utah and Charleston, South Carolina, Doxy.me provides patients with a virtual clinic experience that is strongly reminiscent of the traditional consultative model, but without the barriers associated with a brick-and-mortar clinic. The company uses state-of-the-art security and encryption protocols, making Doxy.me compliant with HIPAA and HITECH requirements, and works on mobile devices (Safari/Chrome) and most desktop browsers. The company also offers a licensed version of Doxy.me for additional features or custom branding.