USA- The sole telehealth platform, KeyCare, which was created in partnership with medical records company Epic Systems, received US$24 million in series A funding.
The company received financial support from 8VC, LRV Health, Bold Capital, and Spectrum Health Ventures, who believed that the platform would be able to increase online access to healthcare by utilizing its special technology.
In a statement, the Chicago and Madison-based startup said that, in contrast to other telehealth platforms, it provides a one-stop shop for all digital health requirements, brought together by Epic’s electronic health records platform.
In the midst of record-breaking healthcare staff shortages, the corporation acknowledged the demand for such services.
KeyCare’s founder and CEO, Lyle Berkowitz, M.D., stated that the platform’s certified usage of Epic’s EHR enables a wide range of services, including primary, specialty, and remote patient monitoring.
According to Berkowitz, the system’s capacity to communicate patient data and scheduling across the platform and health system providers is its additional key benefit.
Through the MyChart portal of their health system, patients can schedule an appointment with a virtual care clinician on KeyCare’s platform, which the firm calls to as its “virtualists.”
These virtualists have access to the whole medical histories of the patients and record the visits in Epic. After an appointment, the patient’s data is returned to their health system.
Sebastian Caliri, a partner at 8VC, stated that KeyCare is addressing the urgent demand for virtual staffing choices that offer patients high-quality and integrated virtual care.
He noted that KeyCare is in a unique position to improve patient access, increase provider capacity, and streamline care delivery across the nation by granting patients access to 24/7, 50-state urgent care virtualists across their connected Epic platforms.
Mandy Reed, BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan’s director of virtual health operations highlighted that after working with numerous telehealth providers in the past, she was confident that there is no other virtual care platform that can match KeyCare’s capabilities.
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