More than two months after the novel coronavirus cropped up in Wuhan, China and spread to more than 80 countries, an Atlanta startup is offering its services for free in response to the potential pandemic.
ExamMed, a health care tech platform that allows providers to conduct virtual visits with patients, announced Tuesday it would offer its services to U.S. providers free of charge for three months.
In the past week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization have continued to urge preparation and quell anxiety regarding COVID-19.
CEO of ExamMed Faraz Zubairi said he’s allowing anyone in the health care industry —from doctors to providers to nursing homes to hospitals — to use the platform for free. He said he is open to providing the platform for free to providers internationally and is talking to partners about doing so, but would need to comply with different privacy laws in other countries, which could take time.
“This offer is open to everybody and anybody in the healthcare industry (in the U.S.),” he said. “It’s the right thing to do.”