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Skyscape Launches HIPAA-secure Mobile Telehealth for Medical Professionals

Skyscape Launches HIPAA-secure Mobile Telehealth for Medical Professionals
Healthcare providers being offered the messenger & video service free of charge to provide care

Marlborough, MA – May 11, 2020 -- Today, Skyscape, a provider of the largest trusted mobile medical information portfolio, announced the launch of Buzz Video, adding a telehealth capability to its HIPAA secure medical messaging platform.With the introduction of Buzz Video, Skyscape has significantly expanded its secure collaboration platform by adding telephone and video conference features in addition to sharing of text, audio, images, labs & medical reports. This is very important for healthcare professionals and institutions that are seeking collaboration platforms and video conferencing options to assist their daily workflow.

“Although Skyscape optimized Buzz as a unified, easy-to-use collaboration platform to address the fragmented communication challenge well before the current crisis, the platform capabilities match well for seamless communication focused on the frontlines of the COVID 19 pandemic,” said Sandeep Shah, founder & CEO of Skyscape. “Our users have faced a barrage of daily new challenges and constraints during the lockdown. Providing an effective communication modality has always been the DNA of Buzz. We are pleased to augment this with Buzz Video to facilitate telehealthcare between providers, patients, and families.”

Skyscape’s Buzz has been appreciated for its simplicity of onboarding and usage in offering real-time & structured communication to healthcare providers on a daily basis. One of Skyscape’s customers, Joshua Simpson agrees with this wholeheartedly, especially during these chaotic and unchartered times. Mr. Simpson, VP of Clinical Operations at Summit Home Health & Hospice shares his experience, “In the changing environment as a result of COVID-19, it is important for us to seek efficient ways of staying in touch with our patients and guiding them through their care. We are relying on Buzz Video for our telehealth needs as it is easy to use, requires no app download by the patient, and is HIPAA-secure.”  

Social distancing has led to a tremendous need for effective Telehealth solutions. Skyscape accelerated the development and deployment of Buzz Video to address a much-needed shortcoming in the multitude of solutions, the major one being the complexity in connecting the patients and the providers. “Our team took up the challenge and delivered the simplest possible platform to enable practitioners with the telemedicine access directly from their mobile device or from any web browser,” added Mr. Shah. Skyscape pioneered mobile health technology and now it is extending it with a unified communication through Buzz, enabling providers across the care team to treat patients, confer with specialists, and coordinate care under a unified solution.Buzz telehealth will be available at no charge to the individual clinicians, empowering them during the COVID 19 crisis to communicate and provide quality care to their patients. More information is available at https://med.skyscape.com/telehealth2020.

About Skyscape
Skyscape® is a leading provider of mobile platform for medical professionals, trusted by more than one million healthcare professionals worldwide. Skyscape’s secure medical messenger Buzz offers HIPAA-secure communication and telehealth with no downloads required on the part of the patient, and integrates all commonly used communication channels between HCPs including texts, dictation, private calls, audio, images, reports, and video sharing. Skyscape also carries more than 400 trusted resources in the Skyscape Medical Library - covering 30 medical specialties, enabling physicians, nurses, students, and other healthcare professionals to provide quality patient care, save time, and reduce costly medical errors. Skyscape is headquartered in Marlborough, MA.
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NAME: Kristin Snowdon-Smith
Phone: 508-299-3000
EMAIL: kristin@skyscape.com

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