NAPLES, Fla., Aug. 02, 2018 — HealthLynked Corp. (OTCQB: HLYK) today announced the release of its latest software upgrade to the HealthLynked network that allows physicians to connect with other physicians across the country. This new service facilitates and encourages a number of important interactions among healthcare providers that can significantly improve patient care, such as:
- Connecting medical professionals nationwide. By recommending other healthcare providers to physicians based on proprietary algorithms, the upgraded software enables physicians to collaborate. Medical professionals are connected based on each physician’s profile, including their medical specialty, office location, zip code, and education including their university, medical school and residency training.
- Connecting other physicians in a provider’s local market. The upgraded software will facilitate patient medical referrals, help physicians engage in discussion regarding the latest developments in treatment options and build additional brand awareness in a physician’s local market.
- Connecting healthcare experts across the country to consult on complex medical cases, assuring that patients receive the best medical care. Physicians that are thought leaders in their respective fields can now be accessible by other physicians from across the country.
Patients, on average, have 3 to 4 different healthcare providers depending on the age and number of medical issues of the individual. The ability for healthcare providers to communicate with their local colleagues for medical referrals and to consult with experts across the country will improve healthcare by providing a tool for more open communication among healthcare providers.
The application allows healthcare providers to “lynk” to one another via HealthLynked’s online directory of over 880,000 healthcare providers in the United States. Once connected, physicians can communicate via online messages or in real time through the Company’s online chat feature, and can share files, medical articles and can engage in group discussions with multiple physicians.
Dr. Michael Dent, CEO of HealthLynked, stated, “We have focused on connecting patients to their healthcare providers, and we are proud to release this incredibly useful service to our platform. As physicians become more specialized, it is critical that they connect with multiple specialists across the healthcare community when a medical issue arises outside the expertise of the treating physician.”
“Patients need open communication among their various treating healthcare providers and having a common place for this to occur within the HealthLynked network is a natural progression of our software solution and our mission. As our network of providers and members continues to grow, our new software applications provide unique solutions to better serve the healthcare needs of our members.”
About HealthLynked Corp.
HealthLynked Corp. provides a solution for both patient members and providers to improve healthcare through the efficient exchange of medical information. The HealthLynked Network is a cloud-based platform that allows members to connect with their healthcare providers and take control of their medical information. Members enter their medical information, including medications, allergies, past surgeries and personal health records, in one convenient online and secure location, free of charge.
Participating healthcare providers can connect with their current and future patients through the system. Other benefits to providers include the ability to utilize the HealthLynked marketing tools to connect with their active and inactive patients to improve patient retention, access more accurate and current patient information, provide more efficient online scheduling and to fill last minute cancelations using our “real time appointment scheduling” mobile application. Healthcare providers pay a monthly fee to access these HealthLynked services.
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