As telehealth programs across the country look to scalability and sustainability, they seem to put the focus on numbers: how many patients served, how much money saved, how many rehospitalizations avoided. This is how telemedicine is measured these days.
And therein lies a challenge. What numbers are important to a doctor in a small, remote clinic who wants to see a patient but doesn’t want that patient to have to travel a couple hours to get to the office? (mHealth Intelligence)
Stanford Children’s Health plans to provide approximately 2,500 telehealth appointments — in which patients and their families can use devices such as cellphones and tablets to see Stanford Medicine physicians remotely — in 2019, making a more than twofold increase in use of the service. (The Stanford Daily)
Over a decade in the making, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is just days away from opening its new Main building and grounds on December 9. The hospital reached the final step to announcing an opening date when it received its license from the California Department of Public Health on December 4. Designed to transform the patient and family experience, the new 521,000-square-foot building more than doubles the size of the existing pediatric and obstetric hospital campus. (MILTECH)
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford on Tuesday announced it has received a $50 million gift from philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore to further fund a center that provides care and research for children with heart disease.
It is the largest private donation from an individual to the hospital since its original founding gift from David and Lucile Packard in 1986. The hospital, founded five years later, said the couple’s generosity will be honored by naming the center the Betty Irene Moore Children’s Heart Center. (The Mercury News)
Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital will be addressing in 2017 what they describe as “immediate critical needs” in youth mental health by launching a range of new programs and services that will support local teenagers at high risk for suicide. (Palo Alto Online)
Healthcare can be hard to come by, even in a place as affluent as the Bay Area. That’s why Samsung Group, the Children’s Health Fund and Stanford Children’s Health have partnered to launch a new high tech mobile medical unit they’re calling a “doctor’s offices on wheels” for underserved teens from San Francisco to San Jose. The Teen Health Van will include Samsung devices like Galaxy tablets and Samsung LED displays. The company celebrated the technologies’ move into the van this week with a ribbon cutting ceremony in East Palo Alto. (Silicon Valley Business Journal)
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