Based in Tempe, Arizona, Secure Medical, Inc. (SMI) is a technology-based company that provides advance telemedicine products and services. Secure Medical and its wholly owned subsidiaries focus on remote healthcare systems and solutions. Secure Medical also provides expedited ordering and payment-processing services for telemedicine clients.
SMI is a longstanding member of the American Telemedicine Association, the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law, and the Better Business Bureau.
Secure Medical, Inc. (SMI) has been a loyal majority investor of Histogen, Inc. since 2008 when they funded $3,625,000 towards research and development. Supporting Histogen was an easy decision for John Rao, President and owner of SMI since 2001 and Kyle Rao COO. John noticed the advanced biotechnology led by Dr. Gail Naughton, Ph.D., CEO and Chairman of the Board who founded Histogen in 2007 to develop treatments using regenerative medicine…
As part of the growing trend of telemedicine, online consultations utilize the Internet to improve patient access to physician care. Rather than the patient being evaluated with a traditional physical exam by the physician a very comprehensive questionnaire evaluation process is conducted to support the patient health profile. The physician reviews the patient profile thoroughly, has contact by phone or video and collects all remaining relevant data based on the patient responses.
Finally, the physician decides on the best care available for the patient. Affiliated physicians may issue a prescription for medication based on an accurate and completed medical questionnaire. Patients that fail to complete an accurate questionnaire or provide improper answers will not be considered for prescription medication.
All medication prescriptions are written at the sole discretion of the physician.
Depending on the State that a patient resides, the closest Licensed US Based Pharmacy will fill the prescription. Secure Medical has contracted with only qualified and state-licensed pharmacies to provide you with the highest level of pharmacy care. All Pharmacies are Hipaa compliant and will issue a Notice of Privacy Practices for the patient to sign and return and follow the Hipaa standards set forth by Health and Human Services in 2003. Each pharmacy that works with Secure Medical clientele must follow a set standard policy and procedures.
The pharmacy system software technology was originally designed in 2004 for our pharmacy network. Since the start, several advanced improvements have been updated and improved over the years to meet the growing demand for changes in processed data and to support the quick and accurate print functionality.
Only brand name FDA approved medications are dispensed from our network of Pharmacies. Depending on the State in which a prescription medication is dispensed, the applicable laws are applied and followed. Due to the volume of medications shipped by our network of contracted pharmacies, these pharmacies are able to acquire medications directly from the largest national drug wholesalers at the lowest possible prices. These prices are extended to our clientele keeping the selling price as competitive as possible.
In 1998, Secure Medical recognized the only form of communication established between the physician and his patient was the telephone and a completed Patient Health Profile. In 2013, Secure Medical saw the need to increase patient care by giving them the opportunity to connect via video with one of the Physician’s in our network. We have developed and deployed this video feature on a few partner web sites and have supported the technology to ensure fast and clear video connections.
Since 2004, Secure Medical has been a Corporate and Presidents Circle Member of the American Telemedicine Association. A list of the current corporate members can be seen online, click here to view.
Over the years, many ATA members have created a great deal of Technology Milestones. Secure Medical has adapted and evolved while staying current to enhance our network security for our clinical and pharmacy associations as well as our consumer based visitors. We have the highest degree of confidence that our administrative systems and platforms are amongst the most secure and confidential, while providing an accommodating experience.
As a Nation, we have a lot of work ahead of us that will require the full support of the Federal and State Governments. The ATA just published a 2014 Telemedicine Policy Priorities and it has some very key objectives that we support and hope to encourage our Governments to adopt over the next few years.
Secure Medical, Inc. has been licensed as an “Online Internet Facilitator” since 2010 with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
Click Here to View Secure Medical’s Online Internet Facilitator License.
On March 25th, 2010, Utah Governor, Gary Herbert signed into law Senate Bill 274, which created the Online Prescribing, Dispensing and Facilitation Licensing Act. Secure Medical became the 2nd licensed Online Internet Facilitator to be granted this license.
Since our affiliation with the 2010 Utah State Law, we continually promote online prescribing for safe and approved drugs. As part of SB 274, we advise all our customers to follow the stringent policies and procedures of a Utah licensed Online Prescribing Physician and Utah Online Contract Pharmacy.
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Select clients have utilized Secure Medical’s proprietary processing capabilities and data centers since 1998. In order for a company to partner with Secure Medical, they must meet or exceed the number of strict requirements as outlined in the Secure Medical Certification Program.
Once a company is in compliance with these standards, they may obtain our services and display the “Secure Certified” seal on their websites. Clients must also pass a quarterly compliance test to maintain their certification.
The Certification Program also requires clients/websites to meet compatibility standards about Secure Medical’s secure data centers and processing procedures.
There are 1000’s of pseudo-pharmacutial companies that sell so called real, name brand prescription medications online. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in a continual battle to locate and shut down these type of illegal online pharmacies. In June 2013, the FDA was able to locate and close down 1,677 illegal online pharmacies, these websites were responsible for selling counterfeit or substandard medications, or were selling drugs without appropriate safeguards.