Specialty-specific healthcare IT provider Modernizing Medicine announced that existing and new users of its electronic health records system, known as EMA, will now also have free access to the company’s real-time audio and video telemedicine platform, modmed Telehealth.

The solution will help healthcare professionals treat existing patients when it’s needed most during the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

“We are prioritizing the addition of audio and video chat functionality to modmed Telehealth in our EHR system, EMA, for healthcare professionals and to the PocketPatient app for patients,”  said Chief Medical and Strategy Officer and Co-founder Michael Sherling, M.D. “This will help our providers see their existing patients remotely to mitigate the risk of transmission (of COVID-19).“

The solution will work with both WiFi and cellular connections and help physicians provide personalized care from almost anywhere with high-resolution video chat functionality. Patients will be able to download the new version of the PocketPatient app with the audio and video chat capability added and use an iPhone (iOS12 and above) or Android device (v. 5.0 and above) to virtually attend scheduled appointments.

Daniel Cane, CEO and co-founder, said the company plans to waive all sign-up and utilization fees for the telemedicine solution during the coronavirus crisis.