Onstream Media to Create Virtual Marketplace for Healthcare Industry
Onstream Media, which provides live and on-demand online broadcasting and virtual marketplace technology, will be working with MedicExchange to create a comprehensive virtual market and business community for the healthcare industry.
While MedicExchange is currently an online market for medial equipment, it plans to transform itself into the healthcare industry's most comprehensive resource with this build. The new marketplace will include thousands of virtual booths where buyers can learn about products and services, as well as multimedia education resources.
Other future features include live webcasts of doctors delivering CME (continuing medical education) courses, a library of recorded CME courses and vendor presentations, information on thousands of products and services, and links to over 1,000 vendors.
"We see a real need in the healthcare industry to combine our extremely comprehensive-yet simple to use-online marketplace for healthcare buyers, with a virtual exhibit platform that enables healthcare vendors to engage their buyers more effectively in real-time, whilst facilitating physicians' fulfillment of their continuing medical education requirements, all in one place," says Alexander van Klaveren, CEO of MedicExchange. "We believe the MarketPlace365 platform will give us the capabilities and tools we need to bring this next-generation business marketplace to life, and in doing so, set ourselves apart from our competition."
One trial is using two-way video chat to connect at-risk patients with mental health professionals, and so far the results are encouraging.