Teladoc CEO named 2015 Digital Healthcare Innovator of the Year
Industry leader recognized for bringing telehealth into the mainstream
Purchase, N.Y. (October 27, 2015) – Teladoc today announced that Chief Executive Officer Jason Gorevic was named Digital Healthcare Innovator of the Year by Healthegy, an organization focused on improving and innovating healthcare and the host of the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit in Boston. In their selection, Craig Simak, managing director of Healthegy said “After five years of producing this summit, we decided to use it as a platform to recognize an individual for outstanding contributions to the Digital Health marketplace. Jason Gorevic stood out among several candidates for his work in bringing telehealth into the mainstream.”
Being the first Digital Healthcare Innovator of the Year award recipient is a fitting storyline for Teladoc, the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider. The company also hit milestones for becoming the first telehealth company to go public in July 2015, and the first to complete 1 million telehealth visits. Members use Teladoc’s services for remote care of non-emergency medical issues when they are unable to visit their physician, such as after office hours, on weekends, holidays or while traveling.
“I’m honored, on behalf of the entire Teladoc team, to receive this recognition. This award underscores our commitment to bridging the gap in healthcare access by putting more people in a position to access high-quality care on their terms – when, where and however they want,” Gorevic said.
He will receive the award during the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit on November 3 at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston. In its fifth year, the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit draws nationally-renowned leaders in healthcare to evaluate the more disruptive solutions to the health care conundrum. Leading stakeholders from hospitals, insurers and critical regulatory bodies share notes with the technology industry’s top innovators, investors and entrepreneurs to determine how technology can unwrap the inefficiencies of the massive healthcare sector.
“I’ve known Jason for 20 years and believe this award is fitting for him. Jason has phenomenal analytic capabilities that he uses to make very good decisions,” said David Snow, chairman and CEO of Cedar Gate Technologies and chairman of Teladoc’s Board of Directors. “He’s willing to take risks around innovation once he’s done his analysis, and he gets it right 99 percent of the time, which few people can do.”
For its part, Teladoc has built the first nationally independent physician network in telehealth with more than 1,500 board-certified, state-licensed physicians and behavioral health professionals. As the only NCQA-certified telehealth provider, Teladoc’s rigorous credentialing process and ongoing quality assurance efforts ensure the highest quality of care for its members. In 2014, Teladoc physicians performed more than 298,000 visits and are expected to surpass 525,000 telehealth visits in 2015.
Gorevic has helped expand Teladoc’s services to include behavioral health, dermatology, tobacco cessation and sexual health. For more information regarding Teladoc’s telehealth services, visit www.teladoc.com.
About Teladoc Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC) is the nation’s first and largest telehealth platform, delivering on-demand healthcare anytime, from almost anywhere via mobile devices, the internet, secure video and phone. More than 12.5 million U.S. members are connected to Teladoc’s network of over 1,500 board-certified, state-licensed physicians and behavioral health professionals who provide care for a wide range of non-emergency conditions. With a median response time of less than 10 minutes, Teladoc physicians will perform more than 525,000 telehealth visits in 2015. Teladoc and its physicians consistently earn a 95 percent member satisfaction rating or better, and Teladoc is the only telehealth company to be certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its physician credentialing process.
Recognized in June 2015 by MIT Technology Review as one of the “50 Smartest Companies,” Teladoc works with health plans, employers, organizations and individuals to provide access to affordable, high-quality healthcare on-demand. Teladoc is transforming the access, cost and quality dynamics of healthcare delivery. For more information, please visit teladoc.com, twitter.com/teladoc, facebook.com/teladoc or linkedin.com/teladoc.
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