American TelePhysicians was selected as a Finalist of the GEC (Green Electronics Council) 2018 Catalyst Awards for their SHIFA4U project and will be formally recognized as a 2018 GEC Catalyst Award Finalist at the Connected Health Conference taking place in Boston this October 17-19, 2018. The Green Electronics Council (GEC) and Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance), a HIMSS organization, the goal is to advance innovation that supports the positive impact sustainable and scaled applications of IT can have on human wellness
This Finalist selection “Catalyzing Disruptive Innovation Award” recognizes organizations that have designed cutting-edge technologies that, if adopted widely, could lead to exponential sustainability gains and great impact on human wellness.
American TelePhysicians(ATP), a Jacksonville, FL based company founded by Pakistani American consultant physicians, Dr. Waqas Ahmed and Dr. Naseer Khan, provides “Healthcare Beyond Borders”. ATP is a Digital Healthcare organization that is transforming global healthcare by establishing and interlinking innovative healthcare eco-systems. American TelePhysicians is physician-led and physician-run with a deep understanding of the challenges and intricacies of healthcare and healthcare delivery and payment systems, both domestically and internationally. It connects fragmented healthcare systems and capabilities within healthy ecosystems, with an international presence, to deliver a one-stop shop solution to lack of access, affordability, health service provider shortages, and lack of specialty care.
Launched in 2017, in Lahore, Pakistan, SHIFA4U (www.shifa4u.com) provides telemedicine, electronic health records, patient education, 2nd opinion, laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy services in a one-stop platform that enables patients to access and shop for services at transparent prices. Shifa4U assists patients in overcoming the challenges of access, geography, and lack of, or shortage of, physicians, especially specialists.
ATP has developed and implemented unique healthcare services and capabilities which are innovative, patient-centric, and deliver measurable Value-Based services and outcomes to patients, customers, populations, communities, and key stakeholders. Leveraging technology and innovation, Shifa4U provides the best cost, quality care, outcomes, access, navigation, and safety to improve the health care of the patient’s, populations, and worldwide communities