Providing the right care at the right time can be difficult when patients can’t make it to the doctor’s office. That’s why we’re so excited to share Northwell Ventures latest investment in Avizia, a truly innovative telehealth solution provider to aid Northwell in making communication easier with patients and our colleagues.
With Avizia, Northwell Health will unite our 23 hospitals and more than 650 outpatient practices under one telehealth infrastructure including physician offices, imaging centers, laboratories, same-day surgical centers, skilled nursing facilities, home care, emergency medical and air ambulance services. Beyond telehealth, we’re adding a robust Electronic Intensive Care Unit (eICU) program that will include our subspecialty neuro-critical care coverage, expanding the staff of our critical care teams in seven hospitals and eight ICUs.
And there’s more! We’re also managing a telestroke program that allows our team of board-certified stroke neurologists to rapidly evaluate and assist our emergency medicine teams in treating stroke patients upon arrival. We will be extending these capabilities to all of our facilities soon!
Avizia OnePass and myCare will provide a full-service technology solution that will help providers across our growing network to virtually consult with each other, allowing patients served by Northwell clinics and hospitals to receive more convenient virtual care when and where they need it. In the words of one of our leaders:
“The Avizia Platform will allow Northwell Health clinicians to directly engage with our patients in their homes and offices for many conditions that previously would require a visit to a medical office. This should allow us to provide better, more efficient care for individuals, particularly with chronic conditions, than can be done today.” -Martin E. Doerfler, MD, SVP, Clinical Strategy and Development, Associate Chief Medical Officer.
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