Cleveland Clinic provided 46K telehealth visits in 2018: 3 notes

Cleveland Clinic's efforts to grow its patient population will be largely supported by the health system's telehealth visits, which it completed 46,000 of last year, according to Cleveland.com.

Three notes:

1. After launching in 2014, Cleveland Clinic provided 70 total telehealth visits for the year.

2. Now, an estimated 70 specialties at the health system offer virtual visits.

3. About a year and a half ago, onsite Cleveland Clinic orthopedics and neurology physicians began performing virtual rounds, which allow them to check on patients at other facilities while remaining at their main hospital.

"Telehealth is allowing the clinic to reach patients internationally and nationally," said Peter Rasmussen, MD, a neurosurgeon and medical director for distance health at the Cleveland Clinic, according to the report. "By being able to move our brand and our providers online, we are able to reach our patients wherever they are."

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