LOS ANGELES – The University of Mississippi Medical Center has chosen SnapMD as the provider for its award-winning telehealth platform.
SnapMD’s Virtual Care Management platform is secure and scalable, allowing UMMC to offer telehealth in more than 35 specialties, as well as tele-emergency care with emergency departments in 17 rural Mississippi hospitals, said Michael Adcock, executive director of the UMMC Center for Telehealth.
“Having the right platform is important,” he said. “It makes all the difference in the world.”
Last fall, the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration recognized UMMC’s Medical Center as one of two Telehealth Centers of Excellence, the agency’s top award given to programs at public academic medical centers. The center connects patients and caregivers to health care providers remotely, in real time, using virtual visits and interactive tools.
The VCM full-stack, cloud-based software solution can be deployed as a single telehealth platform across the health system, allowing care providers to engage with their patients securely, said Dave Skibinski, CEO of SnapMD.
“It is organizations like UMMC that can leverage our VCM platform to its fullest potential,” he said.
For now, UMMC will be using the SnapMD solution for the portion of its telehealth program that serves state employees who previously didn’t have access to telehealth services.
“Without the right platform the interface won’t be used and we’ll lose business,” Adcock said.
In total, UMMC’s Center for Telehealth connects with more than 200 health care locations across the state, accounting for 500,000 patient visits in 69 of the state’s 82 counties.