MONTREAL, March 31, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - EQ Care, Canada's pioneer in telemedicine, is pleased to announce that its virtual health platform will be integrated into a care management and navigation service provided by Hub International (Hub), one of the world's largest insurance brokerages, to workforces across Canada. 'Hub Care' members will join the EQ Care Community and soon have 24/7 access to physicians, mental health specialists and other medical professionals in English or French.
With more than 475 offices across North America, Hub's extensive business network will help further the advancement of telemedicine and wellness programs to plan sponsors and their employees, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Patients can connect live to EQ Care Managers and medical professionals who have been trained to detect symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and will follow each patient through their care and treatment journey.
"Hub International's commitment to workplace wellness will pay dividends for both its vast network of clients and the Canadian public healthcare system," said EQ Care CEO Daniel Martz. "Workplace virtual care deployed by experienced healthcare managers, providing access to a network of hundreds of doctors, specialists, mental health and paramedical professionals, can immediately relieve pressure on an overburdened public system, especially at this critical time."
Virtual Healthcare Is Here to Stay
In choosing a virtual care provider for its client network, Hub prioritized a proactive, preventative benefit solution to further workplace wellness. Their "One Front Door In" policy is aimed to create a gateway to provide clients and their employees the fastest possible access to experienced medical professionals via a secure, web-based video-conferencing, text and voice-based platform.
"We are in the midst of a technology revolution that is disrupting and transforming healthcare around us every day. We see the EQ Care virtual healthcare platform as a significant value-add for our clients, and the service aligns with our innovation roadmap to improve the health and wellbeing of our plan members and their dependents," said Mary Lou MacDonald, HUB International's National Practice Lead, Canada, Health and Performance. "EQ Care's commitment to continuous improvement and service excellence, coupled with its forward-looking mindset in bringing market-changing innovations to the health and wellness space, are the elements that drove our decision to partner with EQ Care to power HUB International's health and wellness platform strategy."
EQ Care Is Transforming Virtual Health Care
As some of Canada's largest employers are beginning to offer EQ Care to their employees, virtual care is becoming an essential component to modern medicine. With over three decades of experience in homecare and as the first to introduce wide-scale telemedicine in Canada, EQ Care is well-placed to continue setting benchmarks in Canadian health care.
"With our storied history in Canadian healthcare, and as the first to offer virtual healthcare solutions to Canadians, our success has been built on the foundation of our ability to stay at the forefront of change, while offering a compassionate and individualized healthcare experience for each patient," added Daniel Martz. "We see great synergy between HUB International's health and wellness strategy and EQ Care's virtual healthcare platform, and are deeply committed to helping HUB International's clients and their employees get faster and better access to care."
About EQ Care
EQ Care offers patients 24/7 national and bilingual online access to a specialized medical and mental health team providing personalized, comprehensive treatment options from any mobile or internet connected device. On the cutting edge of patient care, our mission is to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality service through our leading proprietary virtual health technology platform.
As the market leader in Canadian virtual care with over 30 years of health care experience, an ISO 9001:2015 certification, and over 400,000 virtual medical consultations managed, we are continually innovating to bring cutting edge mobile tools and approaches to our Plan Sponsors and Members.
About Hub International
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Hub International Limited is a leading full-service global insurance broker providing property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services. With more than 12,000 employees in offices located throughout North America, Hub's vast network of specialists provides peace of mind on what matters most by protecting clients through unrelenting advocacy and tailored insurance solutions.