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"This partnership represents a pivotal moment for Ohioans. While the pandemic has magnified the gaps in our healthcare system for underserved and vulnerable populations, eMed is simplifying access to reliable, accessible at-home testing," said Dr. Patrice Harris, eMed CEO. "Simply put, these tests will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and hopefully save lives."
eMed connects states, organizations and individuals with reliable COVID-19 rapid tests. These tests require no additional equipment and deliver authenticated results within 15-minutes. The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to the healthcare company Abbott for at-home use on Dec. 16, 2020.
Under the agreement with the State of Ohio, eMed will distribute and administer the tests to qualifying individuals according to priorities set by the State, ensuring that underserved populations, such as those who may not be able to access traditional testing due to working hours, mobility issues, caregiving responsibilities or other challenges, are able to get tested. Test users will be guided through the testing process remotely by an eMed Certified Guide, who will authenticate the test and result before it is shared with public health authorities.
"I'm pleased about this partnership, which will expand access to prompt and efficient testing," said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. "While vaccine supplies remain limited, frequent and reliable testing will help us protect the vulnerable and get back on the right track."
In total, eMed plans to distribute and administer 30 million at-home tests throughout the country in Q1, and an additional 90 million tests in Q2.
eMed (www.eMed.com) is a digital health company democratizing healthcare with a digital point-of-care platform that provides fast, easy and affordable at-home healthcare testing, supervised and guided online by eMed Certified Guides. We embrace quantitative medicine to deliver prescribed tests and treatments directly to patients, driving better and more cost-effective health outcomes.
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