Miami - November 8, 2022 - eMed, the telehealth company that outfits your medicine cabinet with urgent care kits, has named Oren Mechanic, M.D., MBA, M.P.H. as Chief Clinical Officer. In his role at eMed, Dr. Mechanic provides leadership in strategic clinical affairs. Prior to joining eMed, Dr. Mechanic was the Director of Telehealth at Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an organization of over 2000 doctors and clinicians, making Dr. Mechanic the ideal candidate to lead all clinical efforts at a telehealth company such as eMed.
Founded in 2020, eMed is a telehealth company that uses modern technology along with live telehealth proctors and licensed physicians to enable people to test and access treatment themselves for acute illnesses such as the flu, strep throat, Lyme disease, UTIs, and COVID-19. As a digital platform that both tests and offers people a path to treatment, eMed is a pioneer in cost-effective, virtual healthcare.
The leadership announcement come as eMed invests in diagnostics' future so it can strategically connect patients through cost-effective virtual diagnostics and rapid access to treatment.
Managed Healthcare Executive magazine named Dr. Mechanic one of the top ten emerging industry leaders in the U.S. for 2022. In an interview with the publication, Dr. Mechanic stated, “Value-based healthcare should always be at the forefront of our minds for our patients’ well-being. One key to improving value is better cost transparency. The world of drug costs, insurance and reimbursement is unclear to most patients and clinicians.” As a telehealth company that provides cost-effective medical diagnostics and treatment with no insurance needed, Dr. Mechanic and his work toward making healthcare more value-based is a perfect fit.
In an effort to provide immediate at-home testing and treatment options for the healthcare needs of people everywhere, eMed recently unveiled the first-ever COVID+Flu Telehealth Kit™. In the upcoming year, eMed is looking to further expand its telehealth services to that of other common illnesses.
eMed’s Telehealth platform:
- Enables rapid diagnostic testing from anywhere with a smart device with the internet and a smartphone.
- Connects users to an eMed telehealth proctor 24/7, 365 days a year, no appointment necessary.
- Provides digital lab results and diagnostics, made available within minutes of completing the testing process.
- Prescribes rapid access to treatment at no additional cost.
As part of its ongoing commitment to deliver cost-effective, on-demand access to healthcare services, eMed is implementing innovative new technologies to bring virtual care and treatment into the home.
“eMed is at the forefront of digital diagnostics, and it is leveraging its deep expertise in science, technology, and user experience to bring accessible and affordable care. I’m thrilled to be part of the organization to democratize healthcare,” says Dr. Mechanic.
To learn more about eMed, visit www.eMed.com.
About Dr. Oren Mechanic
Dr. Mechanic earned his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and trained at Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in health policy and clinical practice at Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians and later served as faculty at Harvard Medical School as Core Faculty for Clinical Skills. Prior to joining eMed, he led telehealth at Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians. Dr. Mechanic currently practices as an emergency medicine physician in Miami Beach, Florida at Mount Sinai Medical Center and is an Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He has earned numerous awards, including a teaching award at Harvard Medical School, and speaks nationally on telehealth and digital health innovation.
eMed is the leader in rapid access to on-demand virtual care and treatment. Our Telehealth platform outfits your medicine cabinet with an array of telehealth kits for your urgent care needs. It's innovative, efficient, and cost-effective. Learn more at www.eMed.com.