InTouch Health, an enterprise telehealth platform has announced a five year partnership agreement with North Carolina-based Mission Health and Pennsylvania-based Jefferson Health to jointly develop new telehealth solutions to improve patient access and quality of care while reducing overall healthcare costs. Over five years, the partners will continue their commercial relationships and identify new areas – primarily within acute care and outpatient care – where providers can use telehealth technology to streamline access to care and increase care coordination.
As part of the partnership, InTouch Health will work with both health systems to create virtual care models across 10 identified use cases, including stroke, sepsis, and acute heart failure. Once developed, those care models will be tested at Jefferson Health, primarily an urban setting, and Mission Health, primarily a suburban/rural setting, to ensure the care pathways and supporting technologies improve patient access and quality of care and are applicable across markets and geographies.
“InTouch Health is thrilled to work with Mission Health and Jefferson Health – two leading healthcare institutions – to further advance the capabilities of telehealth to improve health systems’ ability to virtualize the delivery of care,” said Joseph M. DeVivo, InTouch Health Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to discovering new ways telehealth can help innovate healthcare to drive efficiencies that will improve quality of care and increase both patient and physician satisfaction.”