Einstein Selects Teladoc as Telehealth Partner to Improve Care for Employees and Community
Teladoc Readiness AssessmentSM Tool Used to Set Course for Telehealth Rollout
PURCHASE, NY, June 7, 2017 – Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), the undisputed leader in telehealth, providing access to care for millions, announced today that Einstein Healthcare Network (Einstein) has selected the Teladoc telehealth technology and licensable solution to achieve a number of short- and long-term priorities including the improvement of follow-up care and to increase patient volume. A leading healthcare provider in the greater Philadelphia area serving a diverse population, Einstein chose the Teladoc health systems solution citing the company’s collaborative partnership approach and dedication to quality healthcare, as well as its unique telehealth Readiness Assessment tool.
“Care delivery is changing, with telehealth being a necessary component today, and so Einstein Healthcare Network chose a telehealth partner with the experience, vision and long-term commitment to successfully guide us through this endeavor,” explained Dixie James, vice president, planning and business development at Einstein. “We are unwavering in our commitment to providing high-quality care to our patients, and the Teladoc clinical team, robust telehealth solution, and their unmatched behind-the-scenes operational support center assured our leadership that Teladoc was the right choice.”
For Einstein, telehealth is the viable path to addressing a range of priorities including employee healthcare, care coordination and chronic disease management. Reducing readmissions is also on the list of long-term telehealth goals. Einstein can prioritize these objectives and ensure the most effective rollout with the Teladoc Readiness Assessment Tool, which helped identify the deployment of the telehealth service to its 8,500 employees as a phase-one priority.
Teladoc’s Readiness AssessmentSM Tool Guides Launch Priorities
The Teladoc Readiness Assessment tool is unique to the industry, providing health systems with a consultative and interactive plan that leverages the Teladoc expertise as a telehealth innovator. The tool was a driving factor in Einstein’s selection of Teladoc, and is a key component in establishing the health system’s comprehensive telehealth rollout. The Readiness Assessment outlines a three-year telehealth roadmap, defining each phase, beginning with deployment to Einstein’s employees as a cost reduction measure. Cost savings are achieved by improving access to care that decreases the need for emergency room visits for non-urgent conditions.
“With unrivaled experience in telehealth, including our acute awareness of the needs of health systems, Teladoc has a unique advantage in creating and delivering the Readiness Assessment tool to guide clients like Einstein Healthcare Network in addressing and implementing their comprehensive telehealth programs,” said Alan Roga, MD, president, provider market at Teladoc. “Telehealth and virtual care programs require vision and a consultative approach, and the Teladoc team is bringing that elbow-to-elbow partnership spirit to assure that Einstein maximizes all the opportunities from their investment.”
For more information on the Teladoc health systems solution, visit https://www.teladoc.com/health-systems.
Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE:TDOC), is the nation’s largest and most trusted virtual care provider in the world. Recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of the “50 Smartest Companies,” Teladoc is forging a new healthcare experience with an innovative portfolio of virtual care solutions. Currently, Teladoc serves some 7,500 clients – from payers to providers to employers – and more than 20 million members who connect within minutes to Teladoc’s network of more than 3,100 board-certified, state-licensed physicians and therapists, 24/7. Teladoc’s services and solutions marry a highly engaging consumer experience with the latest in data & analytics, and devices & wearables. The more than 2.5 million medical consults have been provided for general medical, dermatology, counseling, psychiatry, sexual health, and tobacco cessation. For additional information, please visit www.teladoc.com.
About Einstein Healthcare Network
Einstein Healthcare Network is a 1,044-bed integrated delivery network with nearly 9,000 employees serving the communities of Philadelphia and Montgomery County, Pa. Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia is the largest independent academic medical center in the Philadelphia region training over 3,500 health professional students each year with 400 residents in more than 30 accredited programs. The network also provides a comprehensive range of healthcare services through Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, MossRehab, Willowcrest, patient care centers, and a network of more than 700 primary care physicians and specialists throughout the region. For more information, visit www.einstein.edu or call 1-800-EINSTEIN.
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