SOC Telemed Announces Partnership with Sound Physicians; Leader in Acute Care Telemedicine to Power High-Performance Hospitalist Program
RESTON, VA – (September 25, 2018) – SOC Telemed (SOC), the leader in acute care telemedicine, today announces its selection by Sound Physicians to deliver a scalable and flexible technology platform for its national telemedicine operations. Sound Physicians, one of the largest national physician practices focused on improving quality and lowering cost of care for acute care episodes, will use SOC’s Telemed IQ platform to extend its clinical reach to tackle the challenges of the fragmented U.S. healthcare system.
“Sound Physicians has proven its ability to improve clinical outcomes and lower the total cost of care for its partners, however, there is opportunity for the organization to make additional clinical, operational, and financial optimizations through innovative staffing models,” notes Hammad Shah, CEO of SOC Telemed. “Partnering with SOC Telemed is a natural fit—the scalable, flexible nature of Telemed IQ enables Sound to affordably bring its acute care expertise wherever and whenever it is needed—to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, emergency departments, and even to patients’ homes.”
Bringing physician capacity to settings where no access exists today will help Sound Physicians and its partners solve major cost challenges when staffing for remote locations, nighttime coverage, or demand surges. It will also help Sound manage clinical escalations in environments not typically staffed 24/7 with physicians, such as skilled nursing facilities.
“We needed a telemedicine technology platform that was intuitive to use, interoperable with other systems, and could be customized to support our clinical best practice processes in hospitalist and critical care medicine,” said Juhie Parnami, President of Sound’s Telemedicine Services. “Telemed IQ has exceeded our expectations and has already enabled the rapid expansion of our teleHospitalist and teleICU operations.”
Telemed IQ is SOC’s proven enterprise-wide telemedicine platform, in use today in over 450 hospitals nationwide. The telemedicine platform is comprehensive yet fully customizable, delivering efficiency, operations support, expertise, and partnership needed to achieve program success—now and in the future.
About Sound Physicians
Sound Physicians is a national physician practice with a proven track record of improving the quality, experience, and total cost of care for acute care episodes. Sound combines deep physician leadership and engagement with a technology-enabled high-performance model to drive reproducible results across the acute episode of care—through emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, transitional care, advisory services, and telemedicine, operating today at over 300 locations in 40 states. For more information, visit www.soundphysicians.com.
About SOC Telemed
SOC Telemed (SOC) is the largest national provider of telemedicine technology and solutions to hospitals, health systems, post-acute providers, physician networks, value-based care organizations, and health plans. Built on proven and scalable infrastructure as an enterprise-wide solution, SOC’s technology platform, Telemed IQ, rapidly deploys and seamlessly optimizes telemedicine programs across the continuum of care. SOC provides a supportive and dedicated partner presence, virtually delivering patient care through teleNeurology, telePsychiatry and teleICU as well as enabling healthcare organizations to build sustainable telemedicine programs in any clinical specialty. SOC enables organizations to enrich their care models and touch more lives by supplying healthcare teams with industry-leading solutions that drive improved clinical care, patient outcomes, and organizational health. The company was the first provider of acute clinical telemedicine services to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and has maintained that accreditation every year since inception. SOC Telemed is backed by Warburg Pincus and CRG. For more information, visit www.soctelemed.com.
Contact for SOC Telemed:
Meg Hoyecki, VP Marketing
Contact for Sound Physicians:
Kate Schneider, Sr. Communications Manager