CirrusMD to present at the Parks Associates’ Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

CirrusMD to present at the Parks Associates’ Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

DENVER, CO August 22, 2018 – CirrusMD announced today that Andrew Altorfer, CEO, CirrusMD will speak at the fifth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, held August 28-30, 2018 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. Andy will participate in the session “Virtual Visits: Expanding Reach and Functionality” on Wednesday, 8/29/18 at 4:30 pm.

The interactive panel session, moderated by Kristen Hanich, Research Analyst, Park Associates examines virtual visits and their need to expand functionality, while also proving ROI and efficacy to enable the shift from an additional to a standard offering. At the same time, all parties, from doctors to patients to insurers, could benefit from a robust remote care solution that goes beyond replacement to improve outcomes over the traditional office-visit model. This session explores partnerships that will improve the virtual care experience for both patients and practitioners as well as the new technologies and services that will strengthen the virtual-visit solution.

The fifth-annual Connected Health Summit, hosted by research firm Parks Associates, features keynote presentations from, IBM Watson Health, Providence St. Joseph Health, and Uber, with more than 300 industry healthcare and technology leaders networking and discussing case studies for successful solutions in the complex digital health industry.

“Consumers show high levels of interest in on-demand virtual care,” according to Kristen Hanich, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. “Nearly 60% of U.S. broadband households are interested in remotely interacting with medical professionals for certain purposes, from routine checkup to follow-up care.”

Information about the Connected Health Summit is available at Press passes for the event are available at Follow the conference on Twitter at @CONN_Health_Smt and #CONNHealth18.

About CirrusMD

CirrusMD is the only Virtual Care Platform™ in the nation which allows for instant access to healthcare organizations. Payers, health systems, and care providers are able to deliver immediate and asynchronous access to care through the communication modality consumers are demanding—chat.

Healthcare consumers can instantly access a physician or other care team members any time they have a concern without having to leave home. Our HIPAA compliant, text-first chat solution also includes video and phone capabilities when appropriate.

We know efficient communication is what ultimately leads to better patient outcomes. When patients talk to providers in real-time, care improves. And we think it’s high time a Virtual Care Platform made delivering the right care at the right time as convenient and cost-effective as possible.

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 About Connected Health Summit

Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers analyzes the role of innovative connected health solutions in driving changes in consumer behaviors as well as healthcare systems, insurers, and hospital networks. The event focuses on four areas of consumer health, which require active consumer participation to be successful: remote health monitoring for accountable care, consumer-centric wellness and fitness solutions, independent living technologies and services, and innovative convenience care models.

The Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers will take place August 28-30 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA.

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Liz Moore