​Banner Health has selected eVisit and VeeMed to enable ambulatory and acute virtual care services for its patients throughout the Southwest, it reports in a news release.

As part of the 5-year agreement, the eVisit and VeeMed platforms will be leveraged to power Banner’s virtual urgent care, virtual primary care, virtual specialty care, tele-behavioral health, tele-stroke, and additional service lines.

“Virtual care is a critical component of our healthcare delivery strategy, giving patients the convenient, accessible healthcare they want,” Jim Roxburgh, CEO of Banner Telehealth Network, says in the release.

“By standardizing virtual care services on the eVisit and VeeMed platforms across Banner Health, we can better meet patient needs, improve outcomes, and reduce costs. The fact that these platforms are non-competitive to Banner, preserving our network integrity, made the decision easy.”

Together, eVisit and VeeMed will provide a Banner-branded virtual care platform including software, mobile applications, and leveraging Banner hardware to operationalize Banner’s preferred approach to virtual care services. The platform includes online and on-premise scheduling and intake, physician and patient portals plus mobile apps, video visits, integration with Banner’s Cerner electronic health records (EHR) software, and automated data analytics and reporting.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Banner Health, enabling them to deliver faster, more accessible ambulatory virtual care. By providing greater access to care, Banner Health will improve patient satisfaction, attract new patients, and set itself apart from other healthcare providers in the Southwest,” notes Bret Larsen, CEO at eVisit. “We look forward to seeing the success of this partnership for Banner and its patients.”

“VeeMed is excited to provide the technology solution for Banner’s acute virtual care services. VeeMed is an emerging leader in virtual healthcare, and our clinical workflows will significantly improve the patient care at Banner,” states Ijaz Arif, Co-Founder and President at VeeMed. “VeeMed is looking forward to strengthening this partnership by providing an impactful acute care solution.”

eVisit and VeeMed, together, offer a tightly integrated, end-to-end solution meeting all the needs of enterprise virtual care, the release continues.

“VeeMed is a powerful product, and they are phenomenal partners,” comments Miles Romney, CTO at eVisit. “We’re honored to work alongside them in offering the industry’s most comprehensive, integrated telehealth solution.”

“This partnership will provide an industry-leading example on how telemedicine is done right,” adds Rahim Khatri, CTO at VeeMed. “We are very excited to work with Banner and eVisit to provide a custom solution for Banner’s needs in telemedicine services, unlike cookie-cutter solutions found elsewhere. Ultimately, it is the community and patients who will benefit greatly from this partnership.”

Banner Health and eVisit will be presenting on ‘Meeting Patient Demands for Digital Healthcare with Enterprise Virtual Care’ at the 4th Annual Telehealth Summit, January 30 – 31 in Las Vegas, per the release. eVisit will also showcase its virtual care platform at the show.

[Source(s): eVisit, Newswire]