Taking telehealth to new heights


At first, some Providence physicians were reluctant to use virtual consultations in place of in-person visits, said Jennifer Schaab, chief operating officer of physician enterprises. “We ramped up so quickly on the telehealth front—within seven business days we went from 50 providers to 7,000 providers,” Schaab said. Providence went from around 700 video visits a month to 70,000 a week, with significant increases among neurologists.

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