As a result of a rapid response plan, COPE Community Services continued to deliver healthcare at a pre-pandemic rate, and patients were seen with little disruption.
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Within two weeks of beginning virtual care at the beginning of the pandemic, the number of telemedicine visits grew from 10 to more than 6,000, a gigantic increase of 59,900%.
Although it may seem counterintuitive, telemedicine can act as a bridge between vulnerable pregnant people and their providers.
The new initiative offers $100 million in network equipment and services for providers offering innovative telehealth and remote care services to low-income patients and veterans.
As part of the new Patient Experience Digital Series, two clinicians explain how a virtual care model is helping more compassionately treat patients in their home communities while improving the provider experience.
The company's NUCLeUS platform includes new telestration capabilities that allow multiple users to annotate live stream videos or still images simultaneously.
Without the new telemedicine platform, linked to its Epic EHR and language translation service, the health system would not have been able to meet patient needs.
HealthTree founder Jenny Ahlstrom, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma a decade ago, said policy changes that have facilitated access to virtual care should remain permanent.
The COVID-19 crisis has led to major leaps forward for telehealth, decision support and more, says Hal Wolf – but big work remains on interoperability, patient ID, social determinants and other building blocks of population health.