Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health has announced the go-live of Teladoc’s telehealth platform to support its comprehensive network of outpatient and inpatient care. Jefferson’s comprehensive telehealth program, JeffConnect,encompasses outpatient care, transitions in care and inpatient care. Its services connect patients with physicians through phone, tablet or computer, delivering real-time remote care and consultation.
Jefferson selected Teladoc for its scalable configuration to support its long term strategy of expanding its services and provide a variety of options to patients. To support that long term commitment, Jefferson is developing the National Academic Center for Telehealth (NACT) serving both as an academic enterprise to accompany Jefferson’s clinical and operational telehealth initiatives and as a regional, national and international hub for innovative research and educational initiatives using technology to improve health. Jefferson is also embarking on training medical students and residents in telehealth.
“Jefferson Health is committed to implementing the right technologies that will enhance the patient experience and deliver greater value, and the Teladoc platform for the provider market, which was specifically designed for large health systems to care for their own patients, is uniquely able to help us achieve this,” said Judd E. Hollander, M.D., associate dean for strategic health initiatives, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. “There is no doubt that telehealth will only continue to become more deeply rooted in the continuum of care, and we are working with Teladoc, an innovative partner, to continue to push the boundaries and support our success today and into the future.”