A Saskatchewan company has been selected by the provincial government to replace the platform for secure video conferencing for healthcare professionals. 

In a release issued by the provincial government Thursday, it was announced Lumeca will be providing the virtual visits system that will allow for the delivery of healthcare virtually. The platform will allow healthcare providers to use virtual appointments to supplement in-person care. A website, as well as apps for mobile devices, will be rolled out in the coming months. 

"Lumeca is here to simplify the patient-doctor relationship. We are proud to be the provider of this new government program available to 3,500 health care providers across our great province," Lumeca Health Inc. CEO Tom Douglass said. "Our team has worked very hard to build this solution in Saskatchewan for Saskatchewan people." 

The new platform will be replacing the former tool used by healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"Recognizing the challenges of the pandemic and the need for better, equitable access to health care throughout the province, the government is pleased to announce the rollout of quality virtual care for all the people of Saskatchewan," Health Minister Paul Merriman said in the release. "This system will be of benefit to all Saskatchewan patients, especially those in rural or remote settings."