Avizia Leverages Telemedicine for Life Saving Medical Mission

MHW learned Thursday that Avizia, a telehealth innovator, is demonstrating its ability to enable care delivery to patients in remote and underserved regions of the globe as part of a rural medical mission in the Philippines.

The effort was led by Philippines-based MyDocNow.

The mission, which included more than 75 healthcare providers from various organizations, screened approximately 450 pregnant women to identity high-risk patients. Clinicians also screened several thousand children under 5 years old, many of whom were provided with free vitamins and nutritional supplements.

“The mission was a remarkable success,” said Hugh McClung, Chief Executive Officer of MyDocNow. “Ninety-five percent of the women screened during this effort had never had an ultrasound. Patients we identified as high-risk will receive telehealth-enabled follow-up care, powered by our partner, Avizia.”

According to the World Health Organization, approximately six million children under age 5 died in 2015. Likewise, more than 300,000 women died from pregnancy-related causes. Approximately 90 percent of these deaths occur in low- to medium-developing countries such as the Philippines.

“You’ll find Avizia’s solutions around the globe in diverse care settings,” says Mike Baird, Avizia CEO. “We’re honored to partner with MyDocNow and members of its mission to enable the delivery of quality care to women and children, despite geographic barriers to access.”

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