SOC Telemed goes national with Sound Physicians partnership

Acute care telemedicine provider SOC Telemed has partnered with Sound Physicians, a national physician practice, to expand its offerings across the U.S.

As part of the deal, announced Sept. 25, physicians with the practice will use SOC's Telemed IQ platform to treat underserved populations and manage clinical escalations at organizations like skilled nursing facilities, which are not typically staffed with physicians 24/7. Telemed IQ is SOC's enterprisewide telemedicine platform and is used by more than 450 hospitals nationwide.

"Sound Physicians has proven its ability to improve clinical outcomes and lower the total cost of care for its partners, however, there is opportunity for the organization to make additional clinical, operational and financial optimizations through innovative staffing models," SOC CEO Hammad Shah said in a news release. "Partnering with SOC Telemed is a natural fit — the scalable, flexible nature of Telemed IQ enables Sound to affordably bring its acute care expertise wherever and whenever it is needed — to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, emergency departments and even to patients' homes."

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