OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Introduces Scarlet Health®, an In-Home Diagnostic Service to Expand Digital Health Access

Scarlet brings diagnostic service to patients’ homes, offices and other preferred locations, delivering an on-demand, safe and convenient diagnostic experience for patients and healthcare providers

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., 13 de enero de 2021 – BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), today introduced Scarlet Health®, an in-home, fully integrated digital platform providing access to on-demand diagnostic services. Scarlet has been designed similarly to tools consumers use daily, in order to provide ease-of-use and ubiquitous conveniences.

Scarlet, gracias al respaldo de la presencia e infraestructura nacional de BioReference, que cuenta con laboratorios y profesionales en todo el país, ofrece una alternativa móvil, innovadora y flexible a los centros de servicio para pacientes tradicionales u otros centros de extracción cuando se necesitan servicios de flebotomía y demás servicios de recolección de muestras.

Patients will no longer need to travel for laboratory services. Healthcare providers will secure vital diagnostic information about patients reliably, quickly and easily to enable a faster diagnosis.

To use Scarlet’s convenient, secure and safe approach to mobile specimen collection services, patients will obtain a link after visiting or connecting virtually with their healthcare provider. After confirming the services needed, a patient will verify their identity and schedule a date and time, and choose their preferred location (i.e., at their office or home) for a qualified healthcare professional to collect their test specimen. Patients will then receive real-time updates and relevant information, such as learning how to prepare for the visit or track the healthcare professional’s arrival. Specimens will be sent to BioReference for testing, and the results will be securely shared online with the patient and their ordering healthcare provider.

“Scarlet reimagines the delivery of health care, creating an accessible, consumer-centric approach to the way patients receive laboratory services,” said Richard Schwabacher, Senior Vice President of Digital Health and Chief Digital Officer for BioReference Laboratories. “Scarlet is the first of many digital health advances at BioReference that aim to increase flexibility and convenience for patients. We’re proud to bring this kind of innovation and technology to patients and are looking forward to expanding access to critical health care needs with Scarlet.”

Investment in telemedicine has more than doubled in the last year to $1.6 billion, a dramatic acceleration attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing demand for the tools and flexibility that digital health offers.1 Scarlet provides a much-needed service that is efficient, secure, convenient, flexible, digitally enabled and easy to use, providing access to a variety of tests, from COVID-19 to chronic conditions, and more.

“The future of health care is at home. We’re helping to make in-home health care real for millions of Americans by bringing diagnostic services directly to the patient,” said Jon R. Cohen, M.D., Executive Chairman of BioReference Laboratories. “According to PwC Health Research Institute Health’s 2020 executive survey, 40% of healthcare providers cited laboratory challenges as a concern with growing telehealth programs. By adding just a few key strokes to what healthcare providers are already doing, Scarlet improves and encourages patient-centered health care, utilizing a similar on-demand format that patients use every day from the comfort of their homes. With Scarlet, BioReference removes a disconnect between telemedicine and traditional health care, and revolutionizes how healthcare is provided.”

Scarlet services are currently available in select markets. For more information on Scarlet, visit www.scarlethealth.com.   

Información acerca de BioReference Laboratories, Inc.

BioReference provides comprehensive testing to physicians, clinics, hospitals, employers, government units, correctional institutions, and medical groups. BioReference offers test services that yield high-quality and accurate results, including a molecular test for helping with COVID-19 diagnosis and a serology test to help indicate possible COVID-19 exposure. La compañía trabaja en red con los cinco planes de salud más grandes de los Estados Unidos, dirige una red de 11 laboratorios y cuenta con el respaldo de un personal médico de más de 120 médicos, doctorados y demás clínicos y científicos de nivel profesional. With a leading position in the areas of genetics, women’s health, maternal fetal medicine, oncology, and urology, BioReference and its specialty laboratories, GenPath and GeneDx, are advancing the course of modern medicine. Para obtener más información, visite www.bioreference.com.

Acerca de OPKO Health

OPKO es una compañía biofarmacéutica y de diagnóstico multinacional que busca posicionarse como líder de la industria en grandes mercados de rápido crecimiento, a través de sus tecnologías exclusivas y su experiencia e innovación en el descubrimiento, el desarrollo y la comercialización. Para obtener más información, visite www.opko.com.

Advertencia respecto de declaraciones con perspectivas de futuro

This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” as that term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA), which statements may be identified by words such as “expects,” “plans,” “projects,” “will,” “may,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “should,” “intends,” “estimates,” and other words of similar meaning, particularly statements regarding BioReference’s Scarlet Health mobile service, the availability of and demand for the service, whether the service and the integrated platform will function or perform as designed, the role and value of the service to patients and healthcare providers and whether the demand for at home health care will continue or increase as anticipated, as well as other non-historical statements about our expectations, beliefs or intentions regarding our business, technologies and products, financial condition, strategies or prospects. Muchos factores podrían hacer que nuestras actividades o resultados reales difieran sustancialmente de las actividades y resultados anticipados en las declaraciones con perspectivas de futuro. Estos factores incluyen aquellos descritos en los informes anuales de OPKO Health, Inc. los informes anuales del formulario 10-K de OPKO Health, Inc. presentados y a presentarse ante la Comisión de Bolsa y Valores y en otras presentaciones nuestras ante la Comisión de Bolsa y Valores. Además, las declaraciones con perspectivas de futuro también pueden verse afectadas de manera adversa por factores generales del mercado, desarrollo de productos de la competencia, disponibilidad de productos, normas y leyes federales y estatales, el proceso regulatorio de nuevos productos, entre otros factores. Las proyecciones que contiene este comunicado de prensa solo expresan la situación a la fecha en que se realizaron, y no asumimos obligación alguna de actualizar las proyecciones. Tenemos la intención de que todas las declaraciones con perspectivas de futuro estén sujetas a las disposiciones de puerto seguro de la ley PSLRA.

Referencias:

  1. PwC Health Research Institute Health’s 2020 executive survey

Contacto con los medios:
Hillary Titus, 201-406-9968
htitus@bioreference.com

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