Brooklyn Academic Medical Center completes digital health drive in 2 years

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A Brooklyn academic medical center boosts the telemedicine initiative. It received a $1 million grant from the FCC. It is one of the largest medical centers located in Brooklyn.

Maimonides Medical Center acquired the digital health initiative in 2 years. It is an academic medical center located in Brooklyn, New York. It has more than 600 beds, 6500 staff, and 43,000 annual inpatient discharges.

Also, it is the hub of medical services/ it includes Medicaid, Medicare, and the uninsured population. It adopted digital health early. They also sponsored the city’s health information exchange.

It adopted digital health into the system in 2018. It started giving priority to engaging in telemedicine. At that time, it was not engaged in any initiative. They were also facing competitive disadvantages.

It shifted to digital health swiftly. It formed strategies to cooperate with dynamic and responsive medical requirements. The institution wanted to bring ease and effectiveness to them. It will create better engagement between patients and the staff.

The institution’s aim was to evolve and advance in digital health. Also, the patients will experience and benefit from the innovation. The goal was to create seamless care access and delivery.

The Maimonides formed a steering committee. It also included clinical and administrative leaders across the organization. They altogether define digital health to bring differences in their care. The organization engaged the leader to align objectives, resources, and assets.

The intuition followed the digital journey of other institutions. It engaged in research to adopt the best digital norms for the institution. Also, it identified four key virtual technologies in the way: virtual patient visits, virtual consults, e-consults, and remote patient monitoring.

Rob Cimino, the digital health strategist at Maimonides, states, “At the same time, we were scrambling to stay abreast of the changing COVID-related telemedicine regulations, hunting down webcams, speakers and headsets for hundreds of providers, and doing everything possible to support our heroic frontline colleagues.”

Maimonides trained hundreds of staff to adapt to workflows. It also eased virtual care and brought efficient patient satisfaction with digital health.

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