Further continuing on the direction of increased exposure to the health care sector and to further address Canada’s surge in digital health care requirements, Blackhawk Growth Corp. has launched a telemedicine platform called Talk to Doc, an on-line clinic that connects doctors to their existing patients and allows new patients near-instant access to a doctor from the comfort of their home. The launch of the platform is part of the Corporation’s ongoing efforts to expand its investment portfolio into the health care sector.
Telemedicine in Canada has become the go-to method of consultation for doctors since the Covid-19 pandemic with strong support from Provincial Governments to adopt and implement this new technology to serve the growing demand. The launch of the platform provides Blackhawk’s shareholders an opportunity to be involved in the under-developed telemedicine infrastructure in Canada.
The platform was jointly built in tandem with Heally, Inc., a San Francisco based telemedicine company. Using a revenue split model, both Heally and Blackhawk intend to rapidly develop the platform in Canada. Details of the revenue split are currently being contemplated between both companies and once an agreement has been reached, the Corporation will provide further details.
“We are thrilled to launch this platform in Canada”, says Frederick Pels, CEO Blackhawk. “The telemedicine space is very underserved in Canada. With [the Talk to Doc website], we are hope to supply the infrastructure that physicians need to supply their patients with the service that they want. As the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has recently submitted recommendations for scaling up the use of telemedicine, we have created a scalable, easy-to-use online process with full support for both doctors and patients at a time when it’s needed most. Our goal is to create a reduction in hospital visits for patients and improve quality, sustainability and access to healthcare system resources. With Talk to Doc, the process is smooth and streamlined — simply register on the Talk to Doc website and you can be connected via video chat with a participating physician who can assess your condition, refill your prescription or make a referral for an in person visit with a specialist all from the comfort of your home. Currently, the platform is HIPAA-compliant and will continue to strive for the highest levels of security as we scale up to accommodate the anticipated demand due to Covid-19. Once we have completed our doctor onboarding and have tested it with their existing patients, we will be ready to market the site to new patients. We’re bringing a real solution and we can’t wait for Talk to Doc to position itself as a leading telemedicine solution for all Canadians. We look forward to updating our shareholders with the Company’s progress over the coming months.”
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Frederick Pels, Chief Executive Officer
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