Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health has partnered with Teladoc, Inc. to launch a telehealth platform to support the health system’s telehealth needs for its comprehensive network of outpatient and inpatient care.
The licensable and configurable solution from Teladoc, designed specifically for health systems, is now installed and live as a telehealth platform at Jefferson Health and will enable the health system to expand its services.
"Jefferson Health is committed to implementing the right technologies that will enhance the patient experience and deliver greater value, and the Teladoc platform for the provider market, which was specifically designed for large health systems to care for their own patients, is uniquely able to help us achieve this,” Judd E. Hollander, M.D., associate dean for strategic health initiatives, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, said in a statement. “There is no doubt that telehealth will only continue to become more deeply rooted in the continuum of care, and we are working with Teladoc, an innovative partner, to continue to push the boundaries and support our success today and into the future.”
According to a joint press release, Jefferson Health executive chose the Teladoc’s cloud architected solution because it delivers a high degree of reliability as well as a level of configurability which enables Jefferson to expand its services and provide a variety of options to patients.
Jefferson's comprehensive telehealth program, JeffConnect, encompasses outpatient care, transitions in care and inpatient care. Its services connect patients with physicians through phone, tablet or computer, delivering real-time remote care and consultation. In addition, Jefferson is developing the National Academic Center for Telehealth (NACT) serving both as an academic enterprise to accompany Jefferson's clinical and operational telehealth initiatives and as a regional, national and international hub for innovative research and educational initiatives using technology to improve health. With one of the most advanced telehealth programs in country, Jefferson is also embarking on training medical students and residents in telehealth.
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