8×8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT), a leading integrated cloud communications platform, today announced Denver-based health care provider Every Child Pediatrics has expanded their use of 8×8 Cloud Communications solution by adding “virtual visits,” which enables video conferencing between a doctor, medical staff, counselor or dietician and a patient.
Every Child Pediatrics, established in 1996, is a non-profit organization providing affordable, comprehensive health care to more than 24,000 children across 16 clinics in urban and rural communities in Colorado. The organization is the largest pediatric practice in the state.
Almost 99 percent of patient visits were in-person and on-site, and the organization recognized it needed to enhance care by also providing a telemedicine option, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every Child Pediatrics wanted to offer virtual visits, so children and parents could be seen by a medical practitioner and ask questions in a safe manner through a mobile device or computer screen. The use of telemedicine techniques would allow Every Child Pediatrics to reach even more patients and deliver the same quality health care.
“We are committed to providing high-quality health care to all children, regardless of their family’s insurance status or ability to pay,” said Jessica Dunbar, Executive Director at Every Child Pediatrics. “The current public health crisis is challenging us to think differently about how we can most effectively deliver medical and behavioral health care and counseling to as many children as possible during this difficult time. With 8×8 Virtual Office desktop and mobile applications and 8×8 Video Meetings, we are able to enhance our care to help even more of those in need, regardless of location.”
Earlier this month, Every Child Pediatrics, using the 8×8 Rapid Expansion Program, extended their use of 8×8 X Series – including cloud voice, video and chat – to their medical staff. Partnering with 8×8 allowed Every Child Pediatrics to quickly move from in-person care to virtual visits, enabling the medical team to consult with children and their parents as if they were in the office.
“Non-profit organizations are often on the front lines during these challenging times, and need to be ready, resilient and responsive without a reduction in providing quality care or service,” said Vik Verma, Chief Executive Officer at 8×8, Inc. “The work Every Child Pediatrics is doing to provide high-quality, affordable health care to Colorado’s children in the midst of this public health crisis is incredible. 8×8’s cloud communications platform is dedicated to enabling exactly this kind of innovation.”
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8×8 Video Meetings is available both as a free, standalone version, which was introduced to the public in November 2019, as well as a product packaged with 8×8 X Series and 8×8 Express. 8×8 Video Meetings utilizes the WebRTC standard, which enables attendees to instantly join meetings without any downloads or plugins.
The free, unlimited version is available at https://8×8.vc, and includes international dial-in numbers in more than 55 countries. In addition to the free version, 8×8 Video Meetings is available as part of 8×8 X Series. Combining voice, video, chat, contact center, APIs and advanced analytics in a single platform, 8×8 X Series provides organizations that have a mobile and remote workforce with a highly reliable and resilient communications solution across desktop and mobile devices. 8×8 Video Meetings is also part of 8×8 Express, a solution for small organizations and teams that require a complete, preconfigured business phone system with a dedicated business number, video meetings and messaging in a single desktop and mobile application.
8×8 has experienced a significant increase in usage across its video meetings solutions with monthly active users growing globally to now more than 3.1 million. For the latest 8×8 Video Meetings usage statistics, user stories and social posts updated daily, visit https://www.8×8.com/live.
Learn more about Every Child Pediatrics, and donate to support the health care needs of uninsured children from disadvantaged and low-income households at: https://everychildpediatrics.org/support/donate
About 8×8, Inc.
8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) is transforming the future of business communications as a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact center, and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform. 8×8 empowers workforces worldwide to connect individuals and teams so they can collaborate faster and work smarter. Real-time business analytics and intelligence provide businesses unique insights across all interactions and channels so they can delight end-customers and accelerate their business. For additional information, visit www.8×8.com, or follow 8×8 on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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