CirrusMD uses a text-only model to provide patients with access to a doctor in under one minute.
More and more telehealth solutions are being developed and implemented to solve several problems. They often work by digitalising traditional healthcare models. For example, many healthcare organisations that have moved to include telemedicine in their practice still use the same system of manual scheduling and appointments as they would in person.
However, adding more tech in primary care also provides additional features that can improve healthcare access. Denver-based CirrusMD is using a text-first telemedicine model to provide patients with instant access to a doctor. Thanks to CirrusMD having its own team and using time efficient tools, it is a highly scalable solution that’s ideal to meet the changing needs of companies and healthcare organisations.
People can access CirrusMD either through the health plan or employer. Patients who have access to the platform can connect with a real doctor through text in under one minute, ensuring they receive immediate primary care. It eliminates the stress of costly visits, long wait times, and commutes. Being able to receive medical care immediately means treatment can start fast, without any waiting time spent feeling nervous or uncertain about their health.
Once connected to a doctor, patients can discuss their symptoms and include pictures if needed. The doctor can offer treatment advice, diagnose the patient, and provide any medications. The large majority of primary care needs can be handled through telemedicine, with 83% of CirrusMD interaction being resolved on the platform.
“We take doctors, and we make them incredibly easy to communicate with. We take away every administrative and triage barrier so people, without any decision wall to get over, can simply come on and ask a doctor a question. It’s that simple.”
–Blake McKinney, Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer