Today, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Zipnosis announced a strategic partnership to provide a virtual care platform to the AAFP’s 129,000 members and their patients. With the virtual care platform’s online diagnosis and treatment solution with the option of video, AAFP members now can offer their patients convenient access to care by connecting them virtually with their family physician anywhere at any time.
AAFP plans to offer the virtual care platform to a select group of innovators as part of a pilot designed to help further tailor it to the specific needs of family physicians. The service will be available to all AAFP members later in 2018.
AAFP members can use this platform to deliver care from any internet-connected device in a way that meets their schedule and the needs of their patients. The service offers AAFP members in small to medium independent practices a simple, streamlined approach to virtual care that pairs a self-service focus with expert back-end support.
The partnership between the AAFP and Zipnosis will give family physicians across the country access to a virtual care platform designed to meet their unique needs and those of their patients. The virtual care platform will offer online adaptive interview technology that allows the patient to provide symptom and health history information for diagnosis and treatment by their physician and real-time video consultations that enable the patient to remotely connect with their physician.
“Forward-thinking organizations such as the AAFP understand the importance of leveraging innovative technology to tackle the current challenges that family physicians and their patients face,” said Jon Pearce, CEO of Zipnosis. “By partnering with Zipnosis, they have the technology and resources to allow them to offer their members a virtual care solution that unlocks clinical capacity and improves patients’ access to care across the U.S.”