Telehealth provider Teladoc, Inc., announced it has been selected by Meridian Health, a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, for telehealth services that will be offered to the residents Meridian serves. Meridian is planning its telehealth launch for first quarter 2016, which will include 24/7 access to Teladoc’s quality network of licensed physicians via phone, mobile device or secure online video.
Rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, Meridian Health provides a wide range of health care services through more than 100 locations, including hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, outpatient centers, fitness and wellness centers and numerous other facilities and services.
In offering telehealth physician consults to the communities it serves and its team members, Meridian expects to enhance convenient and affordable access to quality non-emergent care within its catchment area.
A leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, fitness and wellness centers, and outpatient centers. In April, Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center signed a definitive agreement to merge. In May, Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network also signed a definitive agreement to merge.
More than 12.6 million U.S. members are connected to Teladoc’s network of over 2,650 board-certified, state-licensed physicians and behavioral health professionals who provide care for a wide range of non-emergency conditions. With a median response time of less than 10 minutes, Teladoc physicians will perform more than 550,000 telehealth visits in 2015.