ORANGE, Calif., -- St. Joseph Health (SJH), a $4.6 billion Catholic healthcare organization, has partnered with Emerge.MDto deliver one of the industries’ first workflow aware telehealth solutions enabling providers to deliver remote care from any internet enabled device. St. Joseph Health plans to utilize Emerge.MD’s OnePlace virtual clinic to support of its telehealth pilot project as well as to expand into other remote care services such as in-home, mobile, urgent, on call and specialty care services.
“We are very excited to enter into this relationship with Emerge.MD, which will extend our ability to deliver high quality healthcare to the communities we serve, with particular attention to addressing the needs of the underserved and vulnerable populations,” states
Elliot Sternberg, M.D., Executive Vice President of Wellness and Health Improvement at St. Joseph Health.
This interactive solution will enable patients and physicians in distinct locations to seamlessly participate in virtual visits by automating existing workflows into a virtual environment making it so that everyone can easily participate in the care cycle. Under this agreement, St. Joseph Health will use Emerge.MD’s OnePlace virtual clinic as the workflow environment in support of both physical modular units such as its telepresence kiosks as well as mobile carts, tablets and desktop PCs using traditional web cameras.
The project will be rolled out in the next several months in various Southern California locations including physician and patient sites, commencing with in home visits as well as enabling a telestroke program between St. Mary’s, one of St. Joseph’s rural hospitals and
Mission Hospitalwhere they offer a neurology center of excellence .