- February 1, 2016
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Built With WebRTC
Built with WebRTC: Doctor on Demand
“Built with WebRTC” is a monthly series highlighting companies that have been successful deploying Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) solutions to the market. One such company that has made waves in the market is Doctor on Demand. In this article we will focus on the achievements of Doctor on Demand and the impact this company has made on the industry.
Doctor on Demand, Inc.
Although a lot of attention has been drawn to the healthcare crisis in the US, the healthcare industry is still plagued with many issues, including insufficient accessibility to healthcare providers. Doctor on Demand is trying to solve some of these issues by providing more cost effective, efficient and innovative solutions to reach patients. To date, the average wait time to see a physician is three weeks. In addition, more than half of patients suffering with mental health issues go without treatment due to inaccessibility to doctors. Doctor on Demand uses Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) to provide previously untreated patients the ability to receive much needed care at a fraction of the costs associated with traditional healthcare. Patients can have live video consults with providers on their smartphone or computer with doctors, psychologists, and other healthcare providers at any time of day.
SnapChat & AddLive
We are all familiar with SnapChat as a social media platform for messaging, but did you know that they are secretly providing medical consultations? Well not really, SnapChat acquired AddLive in May 2014 for $30 million in cash and stock. AddLive, lead by Kavan Seggie, was a leading Platform as a Service (PAAS) provider that allowed developers to integrate live audio and video into their applications using WebRTC. Doctor on Demand, along with a few of our clients, happened to be utilizing AddLive before the acquisition. After the dust settled, SnapChat allowed existing customers to continue using the service but discontinued any additional signups.
Team & Leadership
Doctor on Demand was founded by Adam Jackson, Dr. Phil McGraw and Jay McGraw in October of 2012. Adam began his career as a software engineer and architect, who then founded several companies that have since been acquired, including but not limited to, DriverSide, StepUp Commerce and MarketSquare. Dr. Phil, perhaps the most well-known mental health professional in the world, is the host of The Dr. Phil Show and can be considered a daytime talk show front runner. Dr. Phil provides the most comprehensive forum on mental health issues in the history of television. Jay runs the Los Angeles-based Stage 29 Productions while also operating as the creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning show, The Doctors. Doctor on Demand has built a dream team of sorts providing expertise from technology and startups to television and mental health.
|San Francisco, CA||Oct 2012||$86.75 Million|
|150 – 200||Healthcare||http://doctorondemand.com|
As technology evolves, the traditional means of providing services to consumers will continue to morph into new forms establishing products that will serve to streamline life, by making it less hectic and more efficient. From our perspective, WebRTC is providing fresh and innovative ways for the healthcare industry to provide services to patients in a safe HIPAA compliant environment, while simultaneously reaching vast majorities of the population who were previously unable to receive quality healthcare. This is definitely a move in the right direction.
About Blacc Spot Media, Inc.
Blacc Spot Media focuses on Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) development across web, mobile, native desktop and telephony implementations. Our team works on strategic projects developing custom applications, enterprise platforms and mobile applications for a wide array of clients. If you are interested developing your own WebRTC product or service, let us know how we can help you.