March 9, 2020
Orange County of North Carolina Selects RelyMD as Virtual Emergency Services Provider
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – (March 9, 2020) –RelyMD, a digital health company that provides coordinated telemedicine will serve Orange County Emergency Services during disaster situations with on-demand telemedicine services.
Emergency events that require the formation of group shelters and evacuation often lead to low accessibility to care and overextension of emergency personnel and resources for low-acuity medical concerns. This partnership will provide patients located or transported to Orange County, North Carolina with immediate access to highly experienced providers via mobile app – allowing them to be cared for in-place.
“In the past, natural disasters have created a challenge to provide immediate medical care to displaced families and individuals within our shelters that often stretches our limited resources. With RelyMD, we can connect those citizens with an innovative solution provided by highly experienced providers through virtual care for those situations that are appropriate for in-place treatment,” said Orange County Emergency Services Director, Dinah Jeffries.
Disaster telemedicine services for Orange County emergency shelters are free to temporary residents of designated locations during times of need. The virtual care is facilitated by on-site medical staff, allowing all shelter residents to have access without monetary or device restriction.
“We welcome the opportunity to care for citizens on the behalf of Orange County Emergency Services during an emergency,” said David Levin, CEO of RelyMD. “Our goal is to simplify the way people receive care and there’s never a more important time than when stress is high and resources are limited.”
RelyMD is a growing digital health company that provides a coordinated telehealth solution to health systems, managed care organizations, and employers. Founded by a group of innovative emergency medicine physicians and healthcare entrepreneurs, we’re on a mission to simplify people’s lives by delivering reliable, trusted medical care – anytime and anywhere – that fosters healthier communities and workplaces. To learn more about how RelyMD works, visit www.relymd.com.
Chelsea Raegen, RelyMD