IHF and Teladoc Health announce new Special Interest Group on Telehealth

Date:  18 May 2021

IHF and Teladoc Health announce new Special Interest Group on Telehealth

The coronavirus crisis has provided a new context for the use of digital health solutions in the delivery of hospital-based care. As well as being a viable option to provide continuity of care and treatment to patients during times of crisis, telehealth helped transform how health systems respond to chronic workforce shortages. To this end, the IHF has established a Special Interest Group (SIG) to support hospitals and health service providers navigate the future of telehealth, in partnership  with Teladoc Health. A new Premier Associate Member to the IHF, Teladoc Health is a global leader in whole-person virtual care and delivers a wide range of care services – from wellness and prevention to acute care and complex needs.

“We are excited to be partnering with Teladoc Health to support our Members navigate the future of telehealth. As an industry leader in virtual care, Teladoc brings a wealth of expertise and experience in the field of telehealth and together, we will harness this deep knowledge for the benefit of IHF Members,” stated Ronald Lavater, IHF Chief Executive Officer.

The ‘Telehealth: Navigating the Future for Hospitals’ SIG will create exclusive thought-leadership products on the use of telehealth in hospitals, raising awareness amongst the IHF’s Members (and beyond) on the imperatives and advantages of harnessing digital technology in healthcare systems. The SIG will first explore how critical care has embraced the shift to virtual healthcare delivery to address patient and physician demand and expand clinical care and capabilities. The Telehealth Special Interest Group will export its findings through case studies, podcasts, editorials, and learning briefs.

For more on the ‘Telehealth: Navigating the future for Hospitals’ Special Interest Group, please visit: https://www.international-hospital-federation.local/activities/special-interest-groups/telehealth 

About Teladoc Health, Inc

Teladoc Health empowers all people everywhere to live their healthiest lives by transforming the healthcare experience. As the world leader in whole-person virtual care, Teladoc Health uses proprietary health signals and personalized interactions to drive better health outcomes across the full continuum of care, at every stage in a person’s health journey.

Ranked best in KLAS for Virtual Care Platforms in 2020, Teladoc Health leverages more than a decade of expertise and data-driven insights to meet the growing virtual care needs of consumers and healthcare professionals. For more information, please visit www.teladochealth.com or follow @TeladocHealth on Twitter.

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