The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has launched a telemedicine company that will focus on infectious disease, according to an article on the Healthcare IT News website.
The company, Infectious Disease Connect, will seek to help providers improve outcomes and lower costs by reducing transfers and treating patients with infectious diseases in their own communities.
The startup already serves 10 UPMC and five non-UPMC hospitals in the Pennsylvania region. As it rolls out, it will focus first on smaller hospitals with fewer than 300 beds.
The company will initially staffed by UPMC-based infectious disease specialists, but as it grows it will be hiring other clinicians for patient consultations, and seeking outside expertise in antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control.See the latest posts on our homepage