ROCHESTER, Mich., March 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OptimizeRx Corp. (Nasdaq: OPRX), a leading provider of digital health solutions for life science companies and payers, has launched a free interactive text message alert program available to the general public that delivers coronavirus (COVID-19) information issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) directly to any SMS-enabled mobile device.
The COVID-19 Public Alert System was developed by the OptimizeRx patient engagement team to help the American public stay up-to date with authoritative, timely information about the spread of the virus and provide guidance for what to do if affected.
Text VIRUS to 55150 to subscribe to the service.
Following your signup confirmation, you will begin to receive CDC-based COVID-19 information:
- Health information and tips, including how to avoid contracting the virus and symptom warning signs.
- Information on testing and steps you can take to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
- Regular updates about COVID-19 based on CDC-issued information.
- Opt-in to alerts and additional opt-ins to continue receiving alerts and information.
“In order to create the safest health environment possible for our local communities, it is critical that the public follows the recommendations of the CDC and other public health agencies,” said OptimizeRx CEO, William Febbo. “We are providing these CDC alerts using our digital health network as a public health service for both consumers and healthcare professionals. With this new COVID-19 Public Alert System, we are hoping to further the knowledge about this deadly virus for those potentially affected by it, in addition to the work we’re doing to keep those on the front lines treating patients informed.”
This new consumer message alert service complements the recently launched OptimizeRx CDC alert system for healthcare providers. The company is leveraging its expansive digital network, technology platform, and partnerships to provide CDC alerts as a public health service for both consumers and healthcare professionals.
“Easy mobile access to reliable and timely health information can make a big difference in staying safe and helping to contain the outbreak,” noted Serge Loncar, head of patient engagement at OptimizeRx. “We have harnessed the powerful capabilities of our mobile platform to broadly disseminate critical health information and updates about the coronavirus so that everyone can better care for themselves and their loved ones.”
OptimizeRx® (NASDAQ: OPRX), a digital health company, connects pharmaceutical companies to patients and providers, offering greater affordability, adherence and brand awareness at the point-of-care. As the nation’s largest digital platform connecting life sciences to the point-of-care, OptimizeRx provides a direct channel for pharma companies, payers, medtech, and medical associations to communicate with healthcare providers right within their workflow and also directly to patients.
The cloud-based solution supports patient adherence to medications and better healthcare outcomes with real-time access to financial assistance, prior authorization, education and critical clinical information. OptimizeRx provides more than half of the ambulatory patient market with access to these benefits through leading EHR platforms like Allscripts, Amazing Charts and Quest, and directly via its mobile communications platform and digital therapeutics SaaS platform.
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