PhoneDOCTORx Exceeds 30,000 Physician-Patient Consultations via

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Telemedicine pioneer PhoneDOCTORx (PDRx) announced today it delivered its 30,000th
telemedicine consultation (since 2006) to Extended Care Facility (ECF) patients with patented
telemedicine services - providing both audio and/or video access to Board Certified physicians
during off hours.

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PhoneDOCTORx Exceeds 30,000 Physician-Patient Consultations via

  1. 1. PhoneDOCTORx Exceeds 30,000 Physician-Patient Consultations viaTelemedicineTelemedicine pioneer PhoneDOCTORx (PDRx) announced today it delivered its 30,000thtelemedicine consultation (since 2006) to Extended Care Facility (ECF) patients with patentedtelemedicine services - providing both audio and/or video access to Board Certified physiciansduring off hours.Boston, MA, December 06, 2011 --(PR.com)-- PDRx is a leader in the healthcare paradigm shift thatcombines technology and the growing need to care for patients outside the boundaries of office hoursusing American Doctors Online (ADOL) patented processes and technologies to bring after-hoursphysician coverage to the patients bedside. As technological advancements continue to create fasterdiagnosis and advanced care options within medicine, PDRx bridges the communication gap providingpatients instant, real-time access to physicians.Sam Shen, MD, Vice President of Corporate Development, remarks, “PhoneDOCTORx directlyimproves the quality of care and quality of life for ECF patients. Our telemedicine services provideinstant physician access, reducing preventable emergency department (ED) transfers by up to 35%. EDtransfers are not only tremendously stressful to the patient but costly to the healthcare system.”PDRx is becoming a powerful service in the construction of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) andthe overall transformation of healthcare with the creation of the Patient Protection and Affordable CareAct signed into law in 2010. Healthcare providers form an ACO to provide care to patients within areformed delivery and payment model based on the quality and efficiency of care. This shifts healthcareto a comprehensive approach to patient care, holding providers accountable and more focused onaddressing preventable readmissions and providing higher quality and more efficient patient care acrossthe continuum of healthcare.Recent readmission studies suggest that anywhere from 20% to 45% of emergency department visitsresult in costly and extended hospital stays are preventable. After testing and vetting its telemedicineservices/processes for the past six years in the ECF market, PhoneDOCTORx physicians have nowresponded to over 30,000 ECF calls/encounters.“We strive for pioneering new telemedicine/telehealth efforts in the Extended Care Facility market.Hitting 30,000 ECF clinical encounters within the ECF market is an extraordinary milestone -PhoneDOCTORx has accomplished an encounter amount that no other provider has within telemedicinefor ECFs,” said Dr. Paul Bulat, President and Founder of PhoneDOCTORx.PhoneDOCTORx serves as the “covering physician” for a patients primary care physician under the“covering physician model” approved by the Board of Registration in Medicine. PDRx services includereviewing laboratory and radiology test results, reviewing new admissions to the facility, management ofbehavioral and pain control issues, family consultation and staff education. The hours of operation are5:00PM - 11:00PM Monday-Friday, and 5:00PM - 7:00PM on weekends, 365 days a year. Patients within Page 1/3 PR.com Press Release Distribution Terms of Use
  2. 2. Extended Care Facilities can immediately speak with, and be seen by, board-certified physicians througha high-definition, two-way camera unit wheeled to the patients bedside via the patented process.For more information, or to connect with PhoneDOCTORx, call 866-539-7379 or visitwww.phonedoctorx.com.Contact: Spitfire Details StudioMelanie Carden/ 860-368-9292/melanie@spitfiredetails.com### Page 2/3 PR.com Press Release Distribution Terms of Use
  3. 3. Contact Information:American Doctors OnlineBrian Lane508-742-2740Contact via Emailwww.adoltelemed.comOnline Version of Press Release:You can read the online version of this press release at: http://www.pr.com/press-release/374905News Image: Page 3/3 PR.com Press Release Distribution Terms of Use

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