The Virtual Doctor – Medical #UBER?

Health care is now as close as the nearest online device.

Maple, billed as Canada’s “first 24/7 virtual doctor’s office,” was officially launched in Ontario earlier this week. The online platform connects patients to licensed physicians in minutes and allows them to consult with the doctor in real time.

“Maple is like the Uber for Canadian doctors and Canadian patients,” said Dr. Brett Belchetz, Maple CEO and an Ontario emergency room physician. “It’s a way for Canadian patients, with the touch of a button on a web-based application, to have the ability to be connected to a Canadian doctor with a matter of minutes for an online consultation that takes place via instant message video or audio chat, through which they can receive a full diagnosis, prescriptions if necessary, sick notes and full forms of care.”

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