Tandigm Health and TouchCare are teaming-up to enable more than 350 Philadelphia-area primary care physicians to connect to their patients from their mobile devices. Using TouchCare’s HIPAA-compliant mobile telemedicine app, Tandigm Health will be able to deliver on its ongoing mission to deliver high value health care, how and when people need it.
Said application enables video visits as a “great supplement to in-office appointments,” particularly for test results, medication refills, chronic illness management and more. The TouchCare platform also provides a straightforward, direct communication channel for primary care physicians and specialists to engage and coordinate care on behalf of their patients.
The first phase of the partnership will focus on select high-risk patients, who already engage telephonically with Tandigm Health’s Care Team.The first phase of the partnership will focus on select high-risk patients, who already engage telephonically with Tandigm Health’s Care Team, and whose care could be enhanced by remote real-time, face-to-face interaction. During this phase, Tandigm Health medical directors will be using TouchCare to engage with participating primary care physicians to assist in care coordination. As the program continues, it will roll out TouchCare to additional Tandigm Health patients for both provider-to-patient and provider-to-provider communication.
“Enabling our physicians and care teams to connect to their own patients, as well as to other health providers for video calls on TouchCare, helps create truly connected communities of care,” said Anthony Coletta, M.D., M.B.A., Tandigm Health’s president and CEO. “This approach embodies combining the best parts of things new and old to create an exceptional health care experience for our patients.”
The TouchCare app — available for iOS and Android devices — is touted as a great solution for solo practitioners and large clinics or hospitals, and anything in between. It promises to improve the quality of care, save time and money, and improve patient satisfaction.