|TeleCommunication Systems’ VirtuMedix® Connected Health Platform Selected by The Iowa Clinic for its First Virtual Healthcare|
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 25, 2015 – TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in secure and highly reliable wireless communication technology, today announced that The Iowa Clinic, the largest physician-owned, multi-specialty group in Central Iowa, has selected TCS’ VirtuMedix® platform to provide secure, HIPAA-compliant telemedicine services to its family medicine patients. Branded as The Iowa eClinic™, the new telemedicine service uses VirtuMedix, so Iowa Clinic providers can remotely serve patients from any device. The addition of this medical group expands TCS’ VirtuMedix footprint in the Midwest.
The Iowa Clinic CEO, C. Edward Brown, said: “The Iowa Clinic’s mission is to provide excellence in healthcare through a patient focused, physician governed multi-specialty clinic. TCS’ VirtuMedix platform underpins this commitment by giving our patients added flexibility in how they interact with our physicians. VirtuMedix’s security features and intuitive interface, coupled with its ubiquitous cloud-based access, make it an ideal telemedicine platform for our Iowa eClinic service. We believe that whether at home, in the workplace or on the go, our patients will be receptive to virtual medical consultations, and will appreciate the value that we are delivering to them with our new Iowa eClinic service.”
TCS Commercial Software Group President Jay Whitehurst said: “The Iowa Clinic joins the increasing number of medical practices which are realizing the value that telemedicine offers to both their business and their patients. It is no surprise that The Iowa Clinic, with its commitment to a multi-faceted approach to patient care, would wish to deploy a telehealth service, providing cost-effective, secure, immediate and quality medical care to the group’s patients in a virtual environment. We are honored to be The Iowa Clinic’s choice for this telehealth service, and we believe that VirtuMedix will be a catalyst to improving their patients’ healthcare overall.”
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