Appstem to Develop Innovative Telemedicine Platform with university partner

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Drug News J E 4

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Appstem, a leading design and development firm, announced a technology partnership with the University of California, Davis, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, to develop a telemedicine web platform. The university is a pioneer in the use of telemedicine, which is reshaping how patients interact with health care providers. Telemedicine platforms are improving health outcomes while driving down costs and wait times. The new platform, to be designed and developed by Appstem, will aid in the timely and accurate diagnosis of non-English speaking patients.

The project, which includes collaboration with UC San Francisco's (UCSF) Clinical Informatics program, is funded by a grant from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality. It is led by Peter Yellowlees MD, professor of psychiatry at UC Davis and president-elect of the American Telemedicine Association, who has been researching telemedicine for more than 20 years. Co-investigator on the project is UCSF fellow Steven Chan, MD MBA.

Appstem was selected based on their years of development experience along with their focus on the health care industry, working with such companies as Kaiser Permanente, Cerner, Genentech, and Cambia Health.

This next generation web platform will reduce the time and complexity involved in translating and transcribing non-English speaking patient interview videos. "We've seen an increased interest in telemedicine from a number of our healthcare clients and we believe this technology will transform the healthcare industry by providing patients with more options regarding when and how they receive care," said Robert Armstrong, CEO at Appstem.

UC Davis Health will deploy Appstem's software and engage the company's health care expertise in areas such as HIPPA compliance and security, which will enable their psychiatrists to securely record and share patient video interviews with other physicians and health care providers. 

About AppstemBased in San Francisco, Appstem is a leading design development company. Appstem helps enterprises, brands, and start-ups create innovative mobile solutions. Appstem clients range from Fortune 500 companies to game-changing startups. From complex enterprise apps to cool consumer-focused apps and multiplayer games, Appstem creates the right app for your brand. Learn more at

CONTACT: Robert Armstrong, Appstem,, 415-956-7400


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