Providence St. Joseph Health launches telehealth network across western US

Renton, Wash.-based Providence St. Joseph Health on April 30 unveiled a telehealth network, dubbed Virtual Health System, which will deliver services to 100-plus facilities across the western U.S.

The telehealth network comprises 50 programs led by 1,500 caregivers, including remote services for acute stroke, mental health, hospitalist and direct-to-consumer care.

"We're leveraging technology to extend the reach of our caregivers, spreading clinical services across geographies," Todd Czartoski, MD, chief medical technology officer at Providence St. Joseph Health, said in an April 30 statement. "This allows us to serve patients regardless of where they live and strengthens the connections made by our health system."

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