TouchCare is a new entrant in the increasingly busy telehealth market. The service was officially launched in March 2014 and since then have been used by physicians in North Carolina and New York.
The company has also managed to raise $4 million from one investor, according to a Form D filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, presumably to support the roll out of its platform.
TouchCare’s mobile app is HIPAA compliant, creating a secure line of communication between doctors and patients. The company says its product is best used for follow-up appointments, test results, medication refills, after hours care and doctor-to-doctor communication. It is also being commended for use with seniors and other patients with poor mobility, parents with young children and as a better alternative to a variety of “call me if” situations.
“Technology and the way we use it to enhance our lives is changing so rapidly – yet it has not made healthcare more accessible for patients. If anything, it is harder to connect with your own doctor than in years past,” said Damian Gilbert, TouchCare’s founder and CEO. “TouchCare is delivering on this need, offering technology that both improves and expedites the healthcare experience, and most importantly, keeps patients connected to their own healthcare providers for continuity of care.”
TouchCare’s mobile app is HIPAA compliant, creating a secure line of communication between doctors and patients.Physicians using TouchCare get to benefit from improved continuity of care and patient satisfaction, a more personalized approach to build stronger connection to patients, ability to save time and money with cost-effective implementation into existing operations, as well as the option to charge for these remote consultations, unlike with traditional phone calls.
The app is free to patients and free to try for physicians.