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  • Nursing Facility Averts 7 Hospital Transfers in First Month of Utilizing PhoneDOCTORx
    August 17th, 2012

    Medway Country Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation has averted seven hospital transfers in the first month of utilizing PhoneDOCTORx, a telemedicine service for skilled nursing facilities. Read More...

  • Telemedicine, agricultural partnerships and shipbuilding traditions among SouthCoast's hidden business gems
    April 22, 2012

    A health care company in Fairhaven is changing the way health care is delivered, providing real-time access to physicians via video at area care facilities. In Westport, a farmer is boosting his sales through a Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership program that connects farmers and wholesalers. Read More …

  • Fairhaven company is changing the way health care is delivered
    April 20, 2012

    A local company is revolutionizing health care delivery through real-time telemedicine consultation. Fairhaven-based PhoneDOCTORx, which recently opened a Cambridge satellite location, provides physician coverage services through audio/video conferencing at Extended Care Facilities (ECF). The process gives patients quick access to a physician, and has drastically cut down on unnecessary visits to the hospital. Read More …

  • Business Digest for March 8
    March 8, 2012

    The Better Business Bureau (BBB) announces the Small Business Customer Service Makeover Contest designed to help improve and grow one small business in the service area of Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont. Read More...

  • Telemedicine Physician Consultation Service for Extended Care Facilities Cuts Emergency Admissions & Hospitalizations by 35%
    February 13, 2012

    Of the 31,500 calls managed by PhoneDOCTORx since 2005, 35% have stopped patients from being transferred to an emergency department or admitted to a hospital from an extended care facility (ECF). Read More...

  • American Telemedicine Association
    February 2012

    PhoneDOCTORx, is an innovative telemedicine company that provides physician coverage services through audio and or video conferencing consultation services. Read More...

  • PhoneDOCTORx partners with Lexington Health Care Center
    January 10, 2012

    PhoneDOCTORx (PDRx) has partnered with the Lexington Health Care Center, a 179-bed post-acute and skilled health care center. PhoneDOCTORx provides patients with direct phone and/or video access to physicians via telemedicine during its hours of operation when primary care coverage is less available. Read More...

  • Wilmington Health Care Center partners with telemedicine - Wilmington, MA - Wilmington Advocate
    December 26, 2011

    American Doctors Online (ADOL), the practice management company for PhoneDOCTORx (PDRx) announced this week that PhoneDOCTORx has partnered with the Wilmington Health Care Center, a 132-bed, JCAHO accredited, skilled nursing center in the heart of Merrimack Valley. Read More …

  • Boston Business Journal Highlights PDRx's Success in Telehealth
    December 16, 2011

    PhoneDOCTORx, a telemedicine company focused on serving nursing home patients, has just opened a second call center in Cambridge, and has reached 30,000 clinical calls. Read More...

  • PhoneDOCTORx opens second location in Cambridge
    December 13, 2011

    Cambridge — Massachusetts' own telemedicine leader in the extended care facility market, PhoneDOCTORx, will open its second medical call center at 58 Charles St. in the Senior Whole Health building. Read More...

  • PhoneDOCTORx Exceeds 30,000 Physician-Patient Consultations via Telemedicine
    December 6, 2011

    PDRx is a leader in the healthcare paradigm shift that combines technology and the growing need to care for patients outside the boundaries of office hours using American Doctors Online (ADOL) patented processes and technologies to bring after-hours physician coverage to the patients' bedside. Read More …

  • The PDRx Team is comprised of the top healthcare professionals, many of whom have been recognized by thier peers and industry accolades
    December 2011

  • Current global mHealth opportunity is $50B
    February 24, 2010

    According to recent report from McKinsey & Company, "opportunities" in the global mobile healthcare market are worth about $50 billion in 2010. The consulting firm pegs the US mHealth opportunity at $20 billion, or nearly half the global market. McKinsey estimated the market opportunities after conducting a survey of 3,000 consumers — 500 from each of the following countries: Brazil, USA, Germany, South Africa, India and China. Read More...

  • PhoneDOCTORx article in McKight's Long Term Care News
    July 2009

    McKnight Article

    "I couldn't live without"

  • House Calls
    June 2009

    Mrs. Wilson, a patient in a local nursing facility, experiences wheezing and shortness of breath at 10 p.m. on a Tuesday evening. Read More...

  • Telemedicine service used by doctors helps reduce cost at nursing homes
    April 19, 2009

    When PhoneDOCTORx, a unique telemedicine service, debuted at a New Bedford nursing home almost three years ago, it was a novelty at the facility. Read More...

  • Nursing home will have doctor video-conferencing
    March 20, 2009

    PhoneDOCTORx said it is bringing video-conferencing technology to Weymouth Health Care Center. The technology will enable nursing home residents ... Read More...

  • The Board of American Doctor's Online is excited to welcome two new board members; Dr. Alan Woodward and Mr. John Day.
    February 2009

    John B. DayJohn B. Day is President and Chief Executive Officer of Southcoast Health System, comprising St. Luke's Hospital, Charlton Memorial Hospital and Tobey Hospital. Read More …

    Alan C. WoodwardAlan C. Woodward, M.D., FACEP began his practice of Emergency Medicine in Massachusetts at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in 1981. In 1989, he was recruited to Read More …

  • PhoneDOCTORx, Inc. selected as one of 11 finalists by New England Healthcare Institute for one of most promising healthcare technology in 2009
    January 22, 2009

    The FAST search for promising technologies initiated in 2008 was focused on identifying telemedicine technologies ... Read More...

  • PhoneDOCTORx article in McKight's Long Term Care News
    August 2007

    McKnight Article August 2007

    "Doctors, Patients staye better connected via telemedicine"

  • Vendor Notebook: DocuSys sponsors IT center at Penn med school
    June 18, 2007

    PhoneDOCTORx, which provides nursing home residents with immediate access to physicians by supplementing on-site visits with teleconferences, has moved its corporate headquarters to Fairhaven, Mass.

  • PhoneDOCTORx could change the face of patient care
    May 2007


    The emergence of a state-of-the-art telemedicine system called PhoneDOCTORx™, right in the heart of New Bedford, could very well change the face of patient care for the better ... Read More...

  • Doctor just a phone call away
    March 8,2007

    Cape Cod News

    A Brewster doctor is using technology to bring accessible medical consultation services to extended care facilities for the elderly in Massachusetts ... Read More...

  • PhoneDOCTORx on the cover of Boston Magazine
    March 2007

    Boston Magazine

    "Phoning it In"
    For some seniors, the doctor's office is now onscreen Read More...

  • Nursing homes seen deficient on basic care. Nursing homes seen deficient on basic care.
    Boston Globe | July 3, 2006

    Tens of thousands of nursing home residents must be sent to the hospital each year because of a breakdown in basic medical care at the facilities, specialists say, a scenario that exposes frail elderly people to unnecessary trauma and illness... Read More...

  • PhoneDOCTORx Answers the Call
    March 2002

    Saturday afternoon, a day of gardening complete when you realize that annoying rush you just cleared from the yard is poison ivy. The itch is unbearable and the rash is spreading. There's no way to reach your primary care physician and you'd rather scratch all night than sit for three grueling hours elbow-to-elbow with far sicker people in an overcrowded hospital emergency room. Read More...

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