HOLMDEL, N.J., June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vonage (Nasdaq: VG), a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, today announced that it has enabled liveClinic to offer a new Virtual Field Clinic service during the COVID-19 crisis through the Vonage Video API. liveClinic is the world’s first and fastest-growing free personal health record storage platform.
liveClinic’s Virtual Field Clinic is a non-commercial relief effort backed by volunteer physicians, residents and other healthcare professionals, offering remote communities in need access to non-emergency telehealth triage, absolutely free. This wide-scale health care relief is designed to increase healthcare capacity, protect patients and healthcare workers, and enable qualified people to contribute from anywhere via live video consultations.
One of the first communities to connect to the Virtual Field Clinic was a remote tribal village in Alaska’s Yukon–Kuskokwim Delta region. With a population of 600 in a small area, it is difficult to socially distance. The village itself is located approximately two hours away from any healthcare institutions, and as the COVID-19 crisis spread, telehealth became their only viable option to connect with healthcare providers. The Virtual Field Clinic team was able to connect with community leaders via video sessions and provide advice on how to best prepare their school gymnasium to serve as a field hospital, as well as how to establish protocols for their shared computer lab in a way that enables remote health consults while adhering to health and safety guidelines. […]