New York (BUSINESS WIRE) - TripleCare, a national provider of telemedicine-based healthcare services to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), announced today that the company introduced its services in four Covenant Health facilities throughout New England. Covenant Health, a Catholic regional non-profit health delivery network focused on elder care, spans hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living residences and community-based health and elder care organizations throughout the New England area.
TripleCare recently introduced its telemedicine services in the following Covenant-owned and operated SNFs:
The Maine location is believed to be the first SNF in the state to introduce telemedicine services.
TripleCare provides Covenant virtual healthcare services during times when physicians are not on site or on call, such as overnight, during the weekends and on holidays. These are the times when most hospital transfers from SNFs occur. The company’s network of highly trained physicians perform virtual bedside visits, treating patients in place, using advanced technology, coupled with assistance from Covenant’s on-site nurses. TripleCare’s telemedicine-based approach allows its physicians to differentiate patients that require a hospital transfer from those that can be treated in Covenant’s facilities. TripleCare’s virtual physician services have proven to aid in avoiding unnecessary hospital transfers, enhancing patient care and comfort while also demonstrating significant cost savings for SNFs.
“As one of the first telemedicine companies to enter the healthcare arena back in 2011, TripleCare has proven both the health and financial benefits of our capabilities to the facilities we serve. We comfortably and cost effectively manage patients where they reside and help avoid hospitalizations. These are the exact reasons that nearly 70 SNFs across the country, like Covenant, have come to rely on and trust TripleCare’s service, physicians, quality of care and results,” stated Mary Jo Gorman, chief executive officer at TripleCare.
“We look forward to working with Covenant’s team and their local facility nurses to treat patients in place so they are well cared for, attended to and can possibly avoid the stresses and costs of hospital admissions. This benefits all stakeholders involved in the delivery of our telemedicine-based care,” Gorman said.
“We are so pleased to introduce TripleCare’s telemedicine services to four of our assisted living facilities. Since introducing TripleCare, we’ve already had great successes in diagnosing and caring for patients that could have otherwise resulted in a hospital transfer. Additionally, TripleCare has proven to be an excellent education tool for our nurses. Covenant Health is committed to providing high-quality care to those who place their trust in us and we are confident that TripleCare will continue to enhance care delivery for our patients and nurses,” said Gerard J. Foley, SVP and president for Post-Acute Care for Covenant Health.
Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional health delivery network and a leader in values-based, not-for-profit health and elder care. Covenant consists of hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living residences, and community-based health and elder care organizations throughout New England. The company is committed to the health of the individuals and communities it serves, and strives to offer high quality of care across the continuum.
New York, N.Y.-based TripleCare is a national provider of telemedicine-based healthcare services to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The Company brings highly trained physicians to patients’ bedsides, via advanced technology, which enables patients to receive timely interventions when a change of condition occurs. As an experienced telemedicine provider bringing care to patients since 2011, TripleCare is contracted with more than 60 skilled nursing facilities across 11 states. TripleCare’s proven implementation and service approach benefits patients, families, providers and SNFs.
TripleCare was recently identified as a leading telemedicine provider in the post-acute environment by The Advisory Board Company, a health care research and consulting firm located in Washington, D.C.
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