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Lumeca delivers virtual healthcare to the first of many First Nations in Saskatchewan

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by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202032 Views


REGINA, May 19, 2020 – Lumeca Health, the leading virtual healthcare provider in Saskatchewan, founded in 2016 is a Regina based healthcare company that develops technology to grapple some of the world’s leading issues in healthcare.

Lumeca is available to all Saskatchewan residents with a valid Saskatchewan Health Card for COVID-19 screening and general health consultations. The app is free for all to download on the App Store (iPhone & iPad) or Google Play(Android).

Leaders in their respective industries, Lumeca and SaskTel recently collaborated on a project with the aim to make virtual healthcare more accessible for residents of Cowessess First Nation. Working together, they came up with a unique solution that allowed residents to download and use the Lumeca app in the community by connecting to the band office’s Smart Wi-Fi powered by SaskTel. The success of this project represents a positive step forward for rural healthcare and a reminder that by working together we can overcome some of the most daunting challenges.

“Lumeca continues to develop our platform to meet the needs of patients and doctors, especially with the new social distancing norm among us” said Shawn Hazen, founder of Lumeca. “We continue to innovate and are now developing new ways for patients to see their own family doctors, and for family physicians to reach their patients as continuity of care is vital to healthcare outcomes.”

“This technology makes healthcare accessible to our First Nation,” said Chief Cadmus Delorme, Chief of Cowessess First Nation. “It’s important our community members have the support and resources to take care of their health when they need it. Being able to access a doctor immediately for treatable conditions, from the comfort of our homes on reserve will really impact the quality of life for the Cowessess people as well better exercise our Treaty Right to Health.”

“SaskTel understands that broadband connectivity has become a truly powerful tool in the modern world, especially in rural areas where everything, including healthcare, can be dependent on that connection and we are very pleased to have worked with Lumeca on this initiative to make virtual healthcare more widely available to the residents of the Cowessess First Nation,” said David Ekstrand, SaskTel VP of Business Sales and Solutions.

Shawn Hazen added, “Our goal is to provide solutions that make virtual healthcare accessible to all Indigenous communities throughout Saskatchewan and with the help of companies like SaskTel, we can achieve this together…”

About Lumeca Health

Lumeca Health, one of Canada’s leading virtual healthcare platforms, offers integrated healthcare services that connects people to doctors, specialists and mental health professionals.

Lumeca is continually innovating healthcare access and improving outcomes making high-quality, patient-friendly healthcare a reality. Founded in 2016, Lumeca Health is proudly headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan.

To learn more about Lumeca, visit lumeca.com

For further information: For general press inquiries, contact: Tyson Liske, VP Marketing & Communications, Lumeca, 1-844-658-6322, tliske@lumeca.com; For inquiries from physicians & clinics, contact: Lindsay Brownridge, VP Information, Lumeca, 1-844-658-6322, lbrownridge@lumeca.com

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