WILMINGTON – As demand for telemedicine surges during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the North Carolina Medical Society is teaming with a Wilmington startup incubator to offer a remote solution for healthcare providers.
The society and Greenlight Ventures have launched the platform called Presence, and it will be made available free of charge for distribution by medical societies as well as health systems through June 30. The platform already is linked to lab service providers such as LabCorp and Mako, according to its website.
“Originally created as a way to reach patients remotely, telehealth needs during the COVID-19 pandemic have skyrocketed,” the NCMS noted in a recent blog post. “Physician practices are working to get telehealth platforms set up and running so they can continue to see patients.”
Presence is designed to help physicians deal with “the challenge of providing patient care while there are shelter in place orders in effect. Some of the population may also be infected with COVID-19 and physicians want to reduce exposure,” according to its website.