ZOOM+, the innovator of on-demand healthcare and Performance Health Insurance, announced today its plans to provide radical access to healthcare with enhancements to its On-Demand ZOOM+Care Video service. ZOOM+ Performance Health Insurance Members will now get free unlimited worldwide access for their routine healthcare needs; people who want to self-pay will have have great new price of $35 per visit; and, starting January 1st, 2016, for people with other insurances the ZOOM+Care Video visit will be treated like a regular office visit.
ZOOM+ has been instrumental in advocating for the use of video as a safe and effective way to care for a wide range of urgent care needs. In a recent first-of-its-kind research study by ZOOM+ and OHSU published February 19, 2015 in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, the review of 478 patient video office visits concluded that video office visits are safe and have the potential to greatly expand convenient access to care.
ZOOM+ also played a leading role in promoting the passage of Oregon State law SB 144. The bill, signed into law by Governor Kate Brown, requires health insurance companies to pay for all video medical and mental health visits, wherever the patient is located. Previously, video consultations were only insured, by law, when the patient was in a clinic or hospital video conference facility.
"Video is just one more way we're improving access to care and reducing cost. ZOOM+Members will now have unlimited worldwide access to their daily healthcare needs. All for free. For non-members, we've reduced our price to $35 per visit to make care more accessible to all. And, the passage of SB 144 means that more people will have access to ZOOM+Care because their visit will be covered by insurance," says Dave Sanders, M.D., co-founder and CEO. "It's all about keeping people healthier by providing better access to care with technologies that can reduce cost too."
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ZOOM+, the Portland-based innovator of on-demand healthcare, is creating the nation's first health insurance system built from the ground up to enhance human performance. By seamlessly combining the security of traditional health insurance with membership-based brain, cellular and strength/stamina training and coaching, ZOOM+ Performance Health Insurance is empowering people to reach their full potential. Co-founded in 2006 in Portland, Oregon by healthcare entrepreneurs David Sanders, M.D., and Albert DiPiero, M.D., ZOOM+ (formerly called ZoomCare) was built on the promise of delivering "Twice the Health At Half the Cost With Ten Times the Delight." ZOOM+ is a privately held company currently operating 26 neighborhood clinics in Portland, Vancouver and Seattle. ZOOM+ was selected one of the most admired healthcare companies in Oregon in 2014 and has been a finalist for the Oregon Entrepreneur Network's Growth Company of the Year. Dave Sanders was an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award winner in the Pacific Northwest.
ZOOM+ has been responsible for many retail healthcare firsts. The company built the first mobile online scheduler with same-day access to more than 500 no-wait appointments; created the innovative neighborhood retail clinic format; invented the "Magic Minute" and "Painless Procedure;" helped pass legislation allowing clinics to provide prescription medications and for video medical visits to be paid for by insurance companies; published transparent prices on the website; offered convenient office hours 365 days a year, in some cases until midnight.
For additional information about ZOOM+, please visit ZoomCare.com and our Facebook page.