9 Companies that Expanded into Telehealth in 2021
Posted Oct 27, 2021 from beckershospitalreview.com
Here are nine companies Becker's Hospital Review has covered that have unveiled telehealth strategies in 2021.
- Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos gave a glimpse into what the discount store chain's healthcare strategy is for its 17,000 U.S. stores. Mr. Vasos said the chain is going to focus on offering services to which rural customers don't have access, such as eye care, telemedicine and prescription drug delivery.
- Microsoft has unveiled several capabilities for virtual healthcare visits, which can be used through Epic and Cerner EHR. Patients and clinicians can launch telehealth visits through the Microsoft Teams EHR connector for Cerner. Clinicians can launch visits from Cerner PowerChart. The Microsoft Teams EHR connector is also available for patients whose providers use Epic.
- Verizon rolled out BlueJeans Telehealth, a telehealth platform that is intended to simplify patients' experiences, increase access to care and expand the reach of telehealth services available. Verizon said the platform's design focuses on ease of use. It offers patients an optional pre-visit medical condition survey and onboarding materials their providers can customize to best educate them, resulting in reduced time in the virtual waiting room.