Mocingbird and UBERDOC, Inc. announce a strategic partnership that makes it easier for healthcare practices and providers to expand and deliver telehealthcare across multiple state lines.
Rhode Island-based SaaS platform for managing clinicians’ licensing requirements joins with the Boston-based digital marketplace to ease providers’ administrative burdens and broaden patient options.
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (MARCH 2, 2021) — Mocingbird and UBERDOC Inc., today announced a strategic partnership to combine their technologies to improve systemic inefficiency and increase price transparency in healthcare. Through innovative telehealth and licensing technology, the two companies will offer patients easier and more affordable access to physicians and allow those physicians to spend more time delivering care.
“We want healthcare institutions to think differently, recognizing more patients are looking for convenient and affordable options for their care,” said UBERDOC Co-founder and CEO, Dr. Paula Muto. “Our mission is price transparency and access.”
Mocingbird's mission is to lessen the license renewals and Continuing Medical Education (CME) burden for clinicians of all types, and this partnership will go a long way toward that goal. The past year has posed many challenges for the healthcare industry, from canceled check-ups to overfilled hospitals, all of which resulted in delayed patient care and increased healthcare-provider burnout. “The current pandemic exemplifies that being a physician, nurse, physician assistant or any healthcare provider is a calling, not a job,” said Dr. Ian Madom, Co-founder and CSO of Mocingbird.
Prior to the pandemic, telehealth was an underutilized channel, due to technology gaps, lack of insurance support, and slow adoption from patients and providers. Today, telehealth is not only an accepted option throughout healthcare, it has even become the preferred option in many specialties. As such, clinicians can now deliver care beyond their physical locations and patients can benefit from an increased provider base. Thus, making the process of managing multiple licenses a new priority.
The Mocingbird and UBERDOC partnership will enable physicians to expand their practice to additional states while simplifying their licensing, booking, and collections. And as physicians acquire more state licenses, their education requirements significantly increase, to as much as 50 CME hours per added territory, each with its own timelines, mandated courses, and specificities. Identifying overlap in state requirements and the most efficient path to fulfill CME is critical. As a result of the new strategic alliance, those signed up as UBERDOCs can use Mocingbird's cloud-based platform to simplify and streamline the process of maintaining their state and board licenses. “This means providers can focus on their patients and consume cutting edge, relevant education,” Dr. Madom said. “With Mocingbird, staying licensed can now be about getting the right education in the right place at the right time.”
Physician-founded, mission-driven, clinician- and patient-focused solutions like Mocingbird and UBERDOC prove that innovation and partnership can tackle today’s healthcare challenges.
Mocingbird is a cloud-based platform that improves medicine and clinician well-being by eliminating the chaos of ongoing credentialing and delivering high-impact Continuing Medical Education. For individual clinicians, we develop a one-stop solution to validate, track, document, and calculate the CME requirements for the maintenance of their professional licenses. For healthcare organizations, we provide a management tool that offers a real-time overview of compliance for risk mitigation. Mocingbird is based in Rhode Island and founded by Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dr. Ian Madom and Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. George Fernaine.
About UBERDOC, Inc.
UBERDOC, Inc is a digital marketplace that connects board-certified doctors with patients for in-person and telemedicine appointments at transparent, affordable prices. UBERDOC patients search and book directly with a doctor of their choice meaning no wait times, no referrals, and no surprise bills. UBERDOC can be used for in-person and telehealth appointments as well as prescriptions, bloodwork, and imaging. UBERDOC a Boston-based, privately held company, was founded in 2016 by Paula Muto, MD, FACS, a vascular and general surgeon, and is owned and operated primarily by an all-female team.