Jefferson Joins Partnership for Telehealth Services
Jefferson Health has joined with two other healthcare organizations to test new virtual care models in telehealth.
Jefferson Health will partner with Mission Health in Asheville, North Carolina, and InTouch Health in Santa Barbara, California, for a five-year project to pinpoint new areas where telehealth can be put to use, including stroke, acute heart failure, and sepsis.
Jefferson and Mission each previously had individual and long-standing relationships with InTouch Health, and used the company’s telestroke solution. The novel virtual care models will be tested at Jefferson and Mission.
“We have one project team at TJU and one project team over at Mission. The purpose is to work together to solve real-world clinical and technical problems to help virtualize care,” says InTouch CEO Joe DeVivo. The project is designed to bring access to state-of-the-art care to all communities, whether rural, suburban, or urban, and to help specialists reach patients anywhere they are.