Henry Ford Health System has deployed integrated virtual visits within the Epic MyChart workflow to provide simplified access to care via Vidyo’s video collaboration platform. IDSolutions Healthcare, Vidyo’s premier Epic telehealth deployment partner, has established telehealth ecosystems throughout healthcare institutions across the United States.
For care providers, the ability to launch a video consultation within the same interface makes telemedicine simple to use. Having to launch a separate application to conduct a virtual visit breaks workflow, and results in a loss of context around the patient encounter. Henry Ford offers mobile-based virtual visits in several specialties and has plans to expand to others in the coming months.
To date, Vidyo powers six out of the top 10 telemedicine solutions implemented by hospitals with more than 50 million patients per year receiving their healthcare from a Vidyo-enabled telehealth provider.
“Telemedicine is a convenient way for patients to talk with their physician face-to-face in lieu of a conventional office visit,” said Courtney Stevens, Director of Virtual Care at Henry Ford in a statement. “Given today’s ever evolving healthcare environment, patients are looking for options beyond the traditional methods for connecting with their physician. Virtual visits appeal to a wide spectrum of patients.”