Ask The Doctor, which provides a platform for users to send personalized questions to registered doctors, has launched a virtual health platform targeted to employers called ATD Works.
The platform is currently offering ATD Works to Ontario-based employers. With ATD Works, employees can immediately access a physician through email, SMS, phone or video chat using the ATD app. Employees can ask for medical advice, receive prescriptions, and receive mobile access to their health records, including lab reports and imaging.
“This revolutionary platform will help the Ontario health care system save hundreds of millions of dollars in unnecessary emergency room and clinic visits and give families peace of mind knowing that they have a physician available to them immediately 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Dr. Suneel Sharman, co-founder and chief medical officer of ATD. “Ask The Doctor’s platform already receives over 20,000 visits a day worldwide and we are excited to launch ATD Works as a benefit to employees of member companies in the province of Ontario.”
The launch of ATD Works speaks to a growing trend of startups tackling the employee insurance industry, as healthtech startup LEAGUE created its own benefits platform for employers.
With 500,000 active users, ATD is looking to expand to the US following acquisitions including the UK’s largest telehealth service and India’s largest health platform.