August 13, 2020

Economic Backbone - Pediatrics

Nemours sees 2,200% rise in telehealth visits during COVID-19 pandemic

Amy Keller | 7/27/2020

Nemours Children’s Health System launched its CareConnect telemedicine platform in 2015 — but use of the video visit service has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, accounting for approximately 70% of clinic visits while Florida was under a stay-at-home order.

During several weeks, the daily use of telehealth appointments at Nemours rose to an average of 1,500 virtual visits per day. To keep up with demand, the health system — which operates 55 facilities in Florida — trained an additional 627 providers in using telehealth technology, giving it a total of 819 digitally enabled providers.

This story also features expert opinions, business briefs and people in the news: Robert Bridges; Nemours Children’s Specialty Care;

 

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