Coviu provides medical professionals with the tools they need to offer video consultations. For patients who don’t already have a doctor on Coviu, they can pick from a list of doctors and specialists who provide telemedicine appointments.
The demand for telemedicine options had been steadily increasing before Covid-19. With the pandemic, the need for ways to access medical care remotely has skyrocketed. Coviu, based in Australia, is one of the startups making that option available to people in the country. The platform allows doctors to meet with patients online when physical assessments are not required. This saves time, increases accessibility for patients in remote areas, and decreases the risk of coronavirus exposure for both doctors and patients.
Coviu can be used on tablets, smartphones, and desktops. It keeps patients’ data safe with end-to-end encryption. Doctors can send prescriptions to the pharmacy the patient prefers directly from the platform. A clinic would typically pay a monthly fee for the service depending on the number of health practitioners utilising the service. Other useful features include a digital waiting room, ability record audio from the consultation, patient questionnaires and payment processing.
For patients who don’t already have a doctor using Coviu, they can search through the directory to find a doctor that suits their needs. Patients can choose from a range of categories including cardiology, general practice, and naturopathy, and book an appointment directly on the doctor’s profile.