Mercy’s use of telemedicine made The New York Times’ Sunday edition recently.
In the article, “Modern Doctors’ House Calls: Sky Chat and Fast Diagnosis,” reporter Abby Goodnough also highlights the virtual work of Mercy Virtual, as well as Mount Sinai Hospital, CHI Franciscan, Harvard and Jefferson University.
Goodnough writes, “The same forces that have made instant messaging and video calls part of daily life for many Americans are now shaking up basic medical care.”
This fall, Mercy will open the world’s first virtual care center, located in Chesterfield, Mo.
Mercy is the seventh largest Catholic health care system in the U.S., which serves millions annually. Mercy includes 46 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. For more about Mercy, click here.