The Addis Clinic Partnership Expands Women’s Telehealth Global Footprint
Atlanta, GA, May, 2019: Women’s Telehealth is pleased to announce the partnership with The Addis Clinic to provide volunteer obstetric and maternal-fetal medical expertise to healthcare workers in other countries lacking high risk OB physicians. Michelle Turner, Executive Director, and Meghan Moretti, Clinical Operations Manager, The Addis Clinic, and Tanya Mack, President of Women’s Telehealth, met at the Global Partnership for Telehealth’s Conference in Georgia this past spring. They later connected at the national ATA meeting and decided to combine resources to increase access to high risk OB care through Addis Clinic’s global partner clinics and telemedicine.
The Addis Clinic is a non-profit organization that connects volunteer physicians with local organizations to provide health care to vulnerable and underserved populations around the world. The primarily locations served include sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Central America. It is estimated that there is a shortage of 4 million healthcare workers globally.
The Addis Clinic partners with medical experts willing to donate their expertise to help train frontline clinic healthcare workers thousands of miles away using an innovative healthcare communications platform.
Thus far, Women’s Telehealth has been able to remotely assist high risk OB patients and healthcare workers in Kenya for such obstetric problems as: stroke at 20 weeks gestation, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus and malaria infections in pregnant women.
For more information about The Addis Clinic visit: https://www.addisclinic.org/
Women’s Telehealth Announces New Partnership with Envision Healthcare
Atlanta, GA, April, 2019: Women’s Telehealth welcomes Envision Healthcare’s Women and Children’s Division as a strategic partner. Envision Healthcare is a preferred national medical group that partners with hospitals and healthcare systems to provide anesthesia, emergency medicine, hospitalists, radiology, surgical and women and children’s services. They have a national network of over 25,000 clinicians over 45 states.
“This partnership expands the capabilities of both companies,” says WT President, Tanya Mack. “Envision Healthcare will add to their telehealth capabilities and NICU continuity of care and Women’s Telehealth will expand their service area to provide improved and quick access to maternal-fetal medicine services.”
Both companies share the goal of improving the clinical outcomes of high risk OB women and their babies. The WT team looks forward to working with Envision Healthcare team members, Deidre Jordan, VP of Clinical Operations, Juli Stover, VP of Virtual Health and Dr. Meg Prado, President of Envision’s Women and Children’s Services.
For more information about Envision Healthcare visit: https://www.evhc.net/
Baptist Medical Center East Partners with Women’s Telehealth to Solve MFM Gap in AL State Capital
Baptist Medical Center East in Montgomery, AL, is seeing the positive results of keeping high risk obstetric patients local after partnering with Women’s Telehealth to add maternal-fetal services via telemedicine. The hospital opened their new perinatal center in late 2018 and became the first MFM telehealth operation in the state of Alabama. Prior to opening, high risk OB patients often had to travel over 2 hour to either Birmingham or South Alabama for MFM consultation and care. In their first several months in operation, hundreds of high risk OB patients have been cared for in their home community of Montgomery.
“This partnership has allowed Women’s Telehealth to expand services into the State of Alabama,” said Tanya Mack, President of Women’s Telehealth. “It has also helped payers in Alabama to see the value that adding access to high risk OB services to telehealth brings to rural Alabama by expanding their coverage.”
Jeff G. Rains, CEO of Baptist Medical Center East reports that, “Partnering with Women’s Telehealth has allowed us to fill our maternal-fetal medicine gap while improving and advancing our obstetric service line. Since the beginning of this partnership, we have seen a significant growth in patient encounters, outcomes and satisfaction. We are proud to be able to offer this service locally and proud to be partners with Women’s Telehealth.”
For more information about Baptist Medical Center East visit: https://www.baptistfirst.org/locations/baptist-medical-center-east
Women’s Telehealth Featured in Advisory Board Publication – Telehealth Primer: Pregnancy Care
Virtual pregnancy care spans from prenatal to postpartum care. It incorporates a variety of telehealth modalities including audiovisual visits, remote patient monitoring and “live” and asynchronous store and forward imaging.
The Advisory Board is the best practice firm helping healthcare organizations worldwide improve their performance using a combination of research, technology and consulting. They have 12 offices on 3 continents and publish to over 9,000 healthcare organization outlets.
Recently, the Advisory Board published the piece, “Telehealth Primer: Pregnancy Care.” The publication features four innovative healthcare organizations using telehealth tools to deliver different aspects of pregnancy care and their business cases and results.
Women’s Telehealth is pleased to be featured in the primer for our work in providing maternal-fetal medicine services, delivered 100% via telemedicine, to help decrease preterm labor and improve access to maternal-fetal medicine providers.
The Mayo Clinic’s OB Nest program and the University of Utah were also featured in the Primer for their work in delivering antepartum visits virtually vs. in-person visits, to improve patient satisfaction with the same clinical outcomes.
The Primer also featured the University of Pennsylvania for delivering postpartum visits via remote patient monitoring to ease post-delivery care and outcomes for new moms.
For a copy of this informative Primer, visit: https://www.advisory.com/research/service-line-strategy-advisor/resources/2018/telehealth-primer-pregnancy-care