PCC and THINKMD sign partnership to bring MEDSINC to the US market
Physician’s Computer Company – April 19, 2016 – Physician’s Computer Company (PCC) and THINKMD, two leading healthcare technology companies from Vermont, signed a memorandum of understanding to bring THINKMD’s cutting-edge advanced clinical assessment telemedicine platform to market. PCC pioneered the first pediatric office management and medical record system in 1983. THINKMD is an early-stage, healthcare-innovation company focused on creating novel solutions that expand access to healthcare for everyone, everywhere in the world.
This memorandum of understanding formalizes a strategic partnership between the companies that was established shortly after THINKMD’s inception in 2014. PCC’s President, John Canning was captivated by THINKMD CEO Dr. Barry Finette’s vision to create a novel, simple to use clinical assessment tool delivered on a mobile phone for unskilled users. Canning worked closely with Dr. Finette and a team of physicians from the University of Vermont Medical Center to develop the prototype and minimal viable product (MVP) of the software platform, called MEDSINC. To date, MEDSINC has been tested with world-class partners in the United States, Bangladesh, Peru, Ecuador, and Burkina Faso, with extremely positive reactions to the effectiveness and utility of the product. Our most recent testing was done in partnership with UNICEF.
MEDSINC is an integrated medical intelligence platform that transforms a mobile device into a self-training, patient-centric clinical assessment tool that enables parents and untrained caregivers to gather critical patient information and share it with their physicians. MEDSINC helps simplify and streamline information flow between physicians and the families they serve, and offers remote advanced clinical assessment that will improve care, save lives, and reduce unnecessary healthcare expenditures. THINKMD and PCC see strong demand for the platform’s capabilities in the US healthcare market.
“When developing this platform with the THINKMD team, it became obvious that the healthcare issues we are attempting to solve in resource poor countries hadn’t been solved in the US healthcare market,” said John Canning, Founder and President of PCC. “MEDSINC presents an attractive telemedicine functionality to PCC’s current electronic health record offering and we see demand for telemedicine solutions from our existing clients in the US.”
“THINKMD’s mission is to develop truly global solutions for expanding access to quality healthcare for everyone, everywhere,” said Dr. Barry Finette, Founder and CEO of THINKMD. “The ongoing partnership with PCC has not only supported THINKMD’s technology development, but has offered customer and healthcare professional validation and a viable path to market for THINKMD’s initial product in the US.”
The memorandum of understanding outlines the strong partnership between the companies and defines a clear path to bring MEDSINC to market in the US. Implementation with patients and providers will begin this spring with a full-scale launch of the MEDSINC platform scheduled for the fall of 2016.
THINKMD is a global healthcare innovation company. We develop solutions that expand quality healthcare coverage for everyone, anywhere in the world. Founded by two pediatricians, our team includes broad expertise ranging from software, public health, international business, and data analytics. Every day we work to leverage evidence-based medicine and world-class technology to increase healthcare capacity, evolve healthcare delivery, and collect and analyze critical public health data that will improve clinical outcomes, surveillance, and healthcare management globally. THINKMD is a registered benefit corporation.
Learn more at: www.thinkmd.org
PCC (Physician’s Computer Company) is an independent software solutions firm exclusively working to meet the needs of independent pediatricians nationwide. Since 1983, we have built tools, provided consulting, and offered support to pediatric practices that seek to improve the health of their patients and improve their bottom lines. At PCC, the needs of our clients come first. We go above and beyond to do the right thing for all practices we work with — something that sets PCC apart in our industry and has earned us national recognition year after year. Our clients rely on our unfailing support and appreciate the truly unique experience of being part of the PCC family. PCC is a registered benefit corporation.
Learn more at: www.pcc.com