PURCHASE, NY, April 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Teladoc Health (NYSE: TDOC), the global leader in virtual care, announces today its collaboration with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati Children’s) to develop the industry’s first consumer pediatric telehealth platform. Cincinnati Children’s, ranked number two on U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Children’s Hospitals, will bring their expertise to help evolve the Teladoc Health licensed platform for pediatric needs.
“With the increased adoption of consumer telehealth, the time is now for pediatric hospitals to have a platform that is designed specifically to support the unique care needs and workflows they manage,” said Alan Roga, MD, president, Hospitals and Health Systems Teladoc Health. “When it comes to healthcare needs, children are not small adults. That’s why it is with a great deal of pride along with a sense of responsibility with which we take on this project, and we are committed to continually setting new standards for what’s possible in virtual care around the world.”
Dr. Steve Davis, Chief Operating Officer of Cincinnati Children’s, will lead an interdisciplinary team that will serve in an advisory role. This will bring Cincinnati Children’s proven, pediatric clinical care expertise to guide the development. Pediatric-specific workflows, clinical requirements and user experience for patients and their families will be core components of the platform.
“Whether we’re treating a child who has a complicated diagnosis or treating and managing more common illness, our pursuit of the best outcomes means that our telehealth system should be tailored to pediatric needs,” explained Marianne James, SVP Information Services and CIO, Cincinnati Children’s. “Cincinnati Children’s, through our Center for Telehealth, continues to expand telehealth services for pediatric patients. We are proud to be at the forefront of bringing an innovative platform to market that will benefit other hospitals, children and families across the country.”
Teladoc Heath and Cincinnati Children’s will kick off platform development during the second quarter, with availability to other pediatric hospitals and medical centers targeted for early 2020.
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About Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ranks second in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S.News and World Report’s 2018-2019 Best Children’s Hospitals ranking. In addition, Cincinnati Children’s ranks first in the pediatric specialties of cancer and gastroenterology/GI surgery care. Founded in 1883, Cincinnati Children’s vision is to be the leader in improving child health, through patient care, research and education.
About Teladoc Health
A mission-driven organization, Teladoc Health, Inc. is successfully transforming how people access and experience healthcare, with a focus on high quality, lower costs, and improved outcomes around the world. The company’s award-winning, integrated clinical solutions are inclusive of telehealth, expert medical opinions, AI and analytics, and licensable platform services. With more than 2,000 employees, the organization delivers care in 130 countries and in more than 30 languages, partnering with employers, hospitals and health systems, and insurers to transform care delivery. For more information, please visit www.teladochealth.com or follow @TeladocHealth on Twitter.