Telemedicine startup Akos announced Wednesday the launch of its first U.S. virtual healthcare practice, located in north Phoenix.
Developed by a team of local physicians, Akos describes itself as being a “contemporary telemedicine provider powering a new type of virtual healthcare practice, designed to help address the nation’s growing healthcare crisis.”
So how does it work?
By combining smart technology, seamless design, a patient-centric operating model, grassroots strategy and the collective power of a preferred provider network, Akos will “revolutionize the healthcare industry, offering a 360-degree solution that will improve access and reduce costs for patients, physicians and employers alike.”
“The nation as a whole is ready. With our healthcare system in flux, and healthcare premiums increasing over 100 percent in Arizona this year alone, there has never been a greater demand for a solution that addresses the pain points associated with our state and national healthcare offerings,” says Dr. Kishlay Anand, cardiologist and co-founder of Akos. “While minor improvements have been made, nothing game-changing has emerged that would provide a 360-degree approach to patient care and streamline convenience — that is, until now.”
According to Wednesday’s announcement, the Akos virtual platform will feature:
- Convenient voice or live video consultations via a smartphone or tablet
- Access to board-certified physicians in minutes for consultation, diagnosis and treatment
- No membership or insurance requirements
- Medical records stored securely on a HIPAA compliant platform
- Same convenient and cost-effective care for family and loved ones
- Access to the Akos preferred provider network
To get started Akos, patients can download the free app to their smartphone or tablet and provide a brief medical history and symptoms before speaking with a virtual care coordinator.
To learn more about Akos and its services, click here.