WAYCROSS, Ga. – Salus Telehealth and VideoMedicine have merged to offer an integrated package of telehealth programs, services and products.
Known as Salus Telehealth Inc., the new company combines Salus Telehealth’s telemedicine programs and services with VideoMedicine’s mobile app to offer a digital platform and app that integrate most Bluetooth medical devices. The companies offer a single platform for users to conduct remote patient monitoring, primary care, urgent care, specialty care and other healthcare services.
“We’re in a great place—we’re ready to turn the telehealth world on its head,” said Paula Guy, Salus CEO.
Guy said Salus Telehealth has ben a leader in the telehealth market for more than 17 years, with customers such as hospitals, nursing homes, schools and academic medical centers. But the non-profit agency knew it needed to go deeper to stay in the game.
Step 1: Transition from non-profit to for-profit, Guy said.
“To really compete in our market and get our expertise out there we knew we needed to go for-profit and get money for what we do,” she said.
Step 2: Offer an app to take its services to the next level. That’s where VideoMedicine came in, Guy said.
“They came to me out of the blue,” she said.
As part of the merger, VideoMedicine’s original app has been updated and expanded.
“Now it can do everything that a customer needs,” said Guy, from interacting with a physician to remote monitoring to accessing medical records and more. “Anything you want is out there in the market, but to integrate it all into an app is huge.”
The new company’s board of directors will consist of an equal number of members from Salus Telehealth and VideoMedicine. Guy is the CEO of the new company and Dr. Jeffrey Kesler is the COO.
Salus Telehealth Inc. will maintain offices in both Waycross, Georgia and Chicago.