InTouch Health, a specialty telehealth enterprise network provider has announced its entry into tele-physician services with the acquisition of AcuteCare Telemedicine (ACT). InTouch Health’s decision to enter the physician services business comes in response to InTouch Health customer requests for a high-quality, turn-key tele-physician services.
ACT was founded in 2009 by four highly experienced tele-neurologists: Matthews W. Gwynn, M.D.; Lisa H. Johnston, M.D.; James M. Kiely, M.D., Ph.D.; and Keith A. Sanders, M.D. ACT has grown to provide tele-neurology services in eight states and multiple healthcare systems, and is known as a leading practice-based provider of telemedicine services for hospitals seeking around-the-clock stroke and urgent neurological care.
InTouch Health’s leading telehealth enterprise network combined with the high-quality physicians from ACT means patients who live in areas without direct access to on-site neurologists can receive the right care, at the right time through telehealth consultations. Hospitals can now provide this sub-specialty care in areas where physician access or cost might otherwise be a barrier.
“We are excited to join InTouch Health in expanding our collective expertise and services into many more healthcare systems throughout the United States that are in need of neurological services. It’s a natural union of physicians and technology that will benefit patients, and lower costs for healthcare delivery. Combining our clinical expertise with InTouch’s world-class telehealth platform offers uniquely high-quality and scalable healthcare delivery,” said Dr. Matthews W. Gwynn, CEO, AcuteCare Telemedicine.
InTouch Health provides its FDA-cleared InTouch Telehealth Network and Managed Services to hospitals and healthcare systems for the delivery of specialty care, anytime, anywhere. To date, InTouch Health has surpassed 750,000 potentially life-saving telehealth sessions over the InTouch Telehealth Cloud and now manages more than 200,000 clinical connections annually for over 1,500 hospital locations globally.