GOLETA, Calif. – Telehealth platform provider InTouch Health has partnered with Mission Health, the sixth largest health system in North Carolina, and Jefferson Health, a 14-hospital, health system based in Philadelphia, to develop new telehealth solutions.
After years of working separately with InTouch Health, Jefferson Health and Mission Health will be sharing results from past projects and working together to design mutually beneficial and innovative telehealth programs to address their most pressing health care needs. The five-year commitment calls for the three organizations to identify new areas where providers can use telehealth technology to streamline access to care and increase care coordination.
“We look forward to discovering new ways telehealth can help innovate health care to drive efficiencies that will improve quality of care and increase both patient and physician satisfaction,” said Joseph M. DeVivo, CEO of InTouch Health, in a statement.
Leveraging the scalable InTouch telehealth network, a collaborative team from all three organizations will work to develop software and systems applications to support the partnership’s goals for use by Jefferson, Mission and the broader health care market nationwide.
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 and Mission Health to ensure the care pathways and supporting technologies improve patient access and quality of care, and are applicable across markets and geographies.