A four-year-old Denver telemedicine startup has been hiring to catch up to growth that saw its technology platform attract investors and win customers with 1 million Colorado patients.

CirrusMD makes texting and video-chat software that lets healthcare providers get patients in-touch with physicians for advice and follow-ups after emergency room visits.

A physician texting with patients on CirrusMD can realistically help a dozen patients per hour, which is more than triple the volume doctors normally see.

The idea isn’t to replace in-person doctor visits, but give patients access to needed health care when it wouldn’t normally be available unless they went to an emergency room or urgent care.

Read more at Denver Business Journal.