POLITICO is spreading the word about Mercy Virtual to millions of readers through a story that describes Mercy’s use of telemedicine as one of the cutting-edge innovations driving the future of health care.
In the article, Mercy Virtual is regarded as “a glimpse into a future in which hospital systems are paid more when patients are healthy, not sick.”
In addition to explaining the work Mercy Virtual does with hospitalized patients, the article shows how we use technology to help monitor those with chronic conditions from the comfort of their homes and provide an extra level of care for those in the ICU.
Mercy Virtual delivers virtual care services to 600,000 patients across seven states (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Carolina), improving patient outcomes and access, while reducing total cost of care. Often called a “hospital without beds,” Mercy Virtual Care Center operates 24 hours a day and is staffed with more than 300 clinicians.