When he was very young, his aunt died from an allergic reaction. Ifeanyi Ossai knew that it could have been avoided if there was easy access to a clinic or hospital but they had to drive over a hundred miles till she passed away. That tragedy struck him and he vowed to do everything possible to make sure Africans don’t face the same misfortune due to lack of prompt access to healthcare ever again.
So Ifeanyi Ossai founded CribMD, a telemedical solution and digital outreach company that combines modern health strategies and technological expertise to create a digital experience. This experience addresses the challenges of medical health care accessibility by offering low-cost medical services from online to door-step outreach.
The Solution to Patient Safety Concerns
Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, telehealth was somewhat familiar but not fully embraced. Today, the global coronavirus pandemic has changed the way healthcare is approached and has accelerated the adoption of telemedicine, making it absolutely essential for healthcare organizations and the public at large. In 2020, consumer adoption of telehealth services jumped to 49% from 11% in 2019.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread rapidly creating a huge public health issue, with healthcare organizations being overwhelmed with the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, thereby putting substantial constraints on space, distance, supplies, and staff. To cope with this unprecedented impact on healthcare delivery, telemedicine has served as a gamechanger solution to patient safety concerns in the fight against COVID-19.
It has also become a real concern for patients without COVID-19, who have been deferred preventive care – making health issues remain undetected and untreated. Fortunately, health tech companies like CribMD are bridging the gap, as individuals can now increasingly use interactive apps with audio and video capabilities to talk to their practitioners for a broad array of services. Research has shown that technology-driven innovation has the power to improve the understanding of patients and enable the delivery of more convenient and individualized care.
With so many health tech solutions promising improved outcomes and more innovative care delivery, telehealth has proved to be an effective tool in containing the spread of COVID-19 and making it easier to access essential health services regardless of location. With CribMD’s virtual care app, patients can receive more timely diagnosis and treatment recommendations, more appropriate follow-up care, and a reduced likelihood of experiencing an adverse event as a result of delayed assessment and treatment.
CribMD is a fast-growing telemedical solution and digital outreach company that combines modern health strategies and technological expertise to create a digital experience that addresses the challenges of medical health care accessibility by offering low-cost medical services from online to door-step outreach. CribMD is bringing the clinic to patients at their homes through Doctor’s home visit and virtual care.
For more information about the CribMD app, visit https://cribmd.com/
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