Text your doctor? Now you can via this Colorado company

Texting for a doctors help instead of going to the emergency room? It could save a lot of time and money.

KUSA - Have you ever had a medical question that you needed an answer to, but didn't want to head to the Emergency Room?

"Phone a Nurse" phone systems can work in many situations, but many people, especially millennials, are more comfortable in the world of text messages.

That's what one young doctor realized when he was helping his sister via text messaging. He realized it worked so well that he thought it would be great if all patients and doctors had access to that technology.

Gary Shapiro sat down with 9News technology expert Scott Yates to talk about CirrusMD, the Colorado company that brings modern communication to the healthcare world. The company has signed companies that operate in 44 states, so this technology, and the company, are catching on.

While patients love the technology, it's also great for health systems because people up to 40 percent of the people who use CirrusMD get their questions answered without having to go to the ER, saving money for everyone.

Granddaddy of Demo Days

For an event this week, perhaps the oldest and best-known of Colorado Demo Days: Boulder TechStars. This will be the largest class ever, and includes a nonprofit for the first time. This is a great chance for people to see the companies that will be making headlines for years to come.

Each Tech Tuesday Scott Yates showcases new and emerging companies that are doing great things in Colorado, along with tech events. This post was written by one of the freelance writers working with the blog writing service BlogMutt, a company Scott founded. Do you want to see your business featured in a future #TechTuesday segment? Build an interesting business and then go to a startup event, and Scott will probably see you there.

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