6 hospitals, health systems scaling telehealth programs

Below is a list of five hospitals and health systems that rolled out or announced new telehealth services since Jan. 17: 

  1. Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center said it looks to expand its telehealth services after its virtual care options saw a 5,000 percent increase in telehealth treatment since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

  2. Tucson (Ariz.) Medical Center is aiming to expand its cardiac rehab telehealth service to other rural southern Arizona communities.

  3. Charlottesville, Va.-based UVA Health has partnered with a coalition of Southwest Virginia healthcare groups to expand its telehealth offerings to rural communities. The new initiative will serve the city of Norton, Va. and 10 counties where there is a shortage of primary and specialty care physicians.

  4. Seattle Children's is offering virtual urgent care services for patients in the state of Washington. 

  5. Macon, Ga.-based Mercer Medicine is partnering with Harris County School District to launch a telehealth program for Harris County students.

  6. Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital said it will open up a new telehealth center through a partnership with pharmacy chain Publix. The center includes a private room with medical diagnostic equipment such as blood pressure cuffs and high-definition cameras, in-which patients can talk to a clinician about nonemergency medical procedures. 

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