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SOC Telemed Announces Partnership with Sound Physicians


Posted Sep 26, 2018 @ 5:31 CDT

Leader in Acute Care Telemedicine to Power High-Performance Hospitalist Program

RESTON, Va., Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SOC Telemed (SOC), the leader in acute care telemedicine, today announces its selection by Sound Physicians to deliver a scalable and flexible technology platform for its national telemedicine operations. Sound Physicians, one of the largest national physician practices focused on improving quality and lowering cost of care for acute care episodes, will use SOC's Telemed IQ platform to extend its clinical reach to tackle the challenges of the fragmented U.S. healthcare system.

"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,"notes Hammad Shah, CEO of SOC Telemed."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."

Bringing physician capacity to settings where no access exists today will help Sound Physicians and its partners solve major cost challenges when staffing for remote locations, nighttime coverage, or demand surges. It will also help Sound manage clinical escalations in environments not typically staffed 24/7 with physicians, such as skilled nursing facilities.

"We needed a telemedicine technology platform that was intuitive to use, interoperable with other systems, and could be customized to support our clinical best practice processes in hospitalist and critical care medicine," said Juhie Parnami, President of Sound's Telemedicine Services."Telemed IQ has exceeded our expectations and has already enabled the rapid expansion of our teleHospitalist and teleICU operations."

Telemed IQ is SOC's proven enterprise-wide telemedicine platform, in use today in over 450 hospitals nationwide. The telemedicine platform is comprehensive yet fully customizable, delivering efficiency, operations support, expertise, and partnership needed to achieve program success - now and in the future.

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