SaaS Telehealth Services - iHASMD and Axiom Join Forces to Improve Rural Healthcare Access in the United States

15-Feb-2011 | News-Press Release

Waltham, MA, and Bangor, ME — iHASMD is being deployed as a service to improve healthcare access to the population in Maine.  iHAS Inc, provider of iHASMD, has joined Axiom Technologies, provider of Wireless Broadband in Maine, to bring improved healthcare delivery services.  Maine is home to one of the most rural and geographically remote populations in the US.  The iHASMD SaaS (Software as a Service) capability enables healthcare providers to offer telehealth services or virtual visits to patients with minimal investment and support for additional technology or equipment.

iHASMD, a software-based platform, enables physicians and other medical professionals to make virtual healthcare visits to patients at home or in outline clinics.  iHASMD is simple-to-use and office-ready and allows healthcare professionals the ability to provide telehealth visits from their desk.  iHASMD gives providers the opportunity to extend their reach to patients, other providers, and academic institutions in a cost-effective manner.

Axiom, an Internet Service Provider, specializing in wireless broadband services, offers high quality broadband connections for using iHASMD.  Axiom is a recipient of a U.S. Dept. of Commerce NTIA BTOP grant to increase sustainable broadband adoption. One of Axiom’s core interests is to provide high speed connectivity to deliver a healthcare solution to patient’s homes and to providers, bringing improved quality of care to hard-to-reach rural areas.

iHASMD, the telehealth platform, provides a unique opportunity to deliver specialty care to a patient either at home or at a remote clinic by providing timely access to a specialist with real-time audio-video technology.  This approach can save time and costs for the patient and the health system.  The iHASMD-Axiom partnership for delivering iHASMD services in a SaaS model accelerates the delivery of telehealth.  The combination of services makes virtual healthcare both affordable and accessible.

iHASMD’s integrated and software-based platform will transform the way healthcare is delivered today and can improve access and quality of care, while reducing costs and travel,” said President & CEO Krishna Gazula.  “iHASMD as a SAAS model makes it affordable to rural providers and patients.  The SaaS model accelerates the delivery of telehealth with minimal upfront costs to providers,” said Dr. Gazula.

Axiom CEO Susan Corbett states “The iHASMD software is a cutting edge technology that will assist physicians in providing quality care to their patients. It means that healthcare in rural areas can be provided at the same level of care and continuity as non-rural areas.”

iHASMD can markedly improve physician productivity and efficiency, while helping patients to reduce unnecessary travel and providing increased access to their healthcare providers.  iHASMD reduces many existing barriers to telehealth.  “Bringing telehealth into the mainstream of healthcare delivery is now possible using iHASMD’s single screen system, which presents electronic medical records (EMR) and other medical information during the virtual visits.  This approach enables rural patients and providers to access specialists that are mainly available to urban areas,” said Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michael Miller.


iHAS provides solutions to address the unique challenges facing healthcare delivery.  iHASMD is a software-based platform designed and developed to improve healthcare delivery in a fast-changing business and technology landscape. iHASMD is marketed to healthcare providers (hospitals, health systems and clinics), insurance companies and self-payers (employers) who are looking to reduce costs while improving productivity, efficiency, quality and satisfaction. iHASMD was a finalist at the 2010 World Best Technology Showcase in Arlington, TX.  iHASMD was recognized as one of the Top Innovators of the Year at the Biotech & Healthcare Venture summit 2010, Waltham MA.  iHASMD was one of only three companies chosen to present at the Mass High Tech’s Emerging Technologies Forum on "Health IT and the Cloud" in 2010.

ABOUT Axiom Technologies

Axiom Technologies, a telecommunications company headquartered in Machias, Maine has been creating and developing solutions for rural broadband deployment since 2005. Axiom has brought high-speed Internet service to over 100 regions with over 90 Access Points in Washington County, creating an umbrella over 2,500 square miles. They are the recipient of four State of Maine ConnectME grant awards and a Dept. of Commerce NTIA BTOP award for Sustainable Broadband Adoption. Axiom Technologies received a Congressional Record in 2010, is the recipient of Maine Development Foundation’s 2010 “Champion of Economic Development” and Coastal Enterprises, Inc.’s 2011 “Founder’s Award”. Its CEO, Susan Corbett received MaineBiz’s 2010 “Woman to Watch Award” and Bangor Daily News’ One of “Eleven People to Watch in 2011”.

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