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Maryland Health Care Commission puts call out for telehealth company

Thursday, December 19, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Katherine Lally
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Officials in Maryland have put out a call to nursing home operators and telehealth providers, offering $750,000 to the company that can create the most expansive tech solution for the state’s post-acute and long-term care facilities.

Following in the footsteps of the federal government and health systems across the country, the Maryland Health Care Commission lauded telehealth as a less expensive, high-quality care alternative for nursing homes and other post-discharge environments — specifically because of its potential for reducing unnecessary trips to emergency rooms and hospitals.

Other telehealth benefits potentially include catching burgeoning health issues in real time before problems escalate at a resident’s bedside, as well as enhancing a clinician’s ability to see more residents in a given day across several nursing homes.

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