Four VIM Clinics Chosen for Telehealth Pilot
March 20, 2018 - Recognizing that Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) clinics serve patients with complex needs and many clinics do not have the resources to provide specialty care on site, the VIM national office is working with Becton, Dickenson and Company (BD), athenahealth and The MAVEN Project (Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network) to provide telehealth services to VIM clinics. In January, four clinics across the United States were chosen as pilot sites for this program.
The aim of this pilot project is to reduce patient barriers to care, leveraging telehealth technology to enable primary care providers to manage more complex care on site where possible. BD and athenahealth are sponsoring the program, which will provide each pilot site with one year of access to The MAVEN Project’s specialty consultations, educational sessions and clinical mentoring.
Lisa Bard Levine, MD, MBA, CEO of The MAVEN Project shares that “The MAVEN Project is excited to be partnering with these dedicated clinics from Volunteers in Medicine and is grateful for the support of our grantors. Through virtual access to our incredible physician volunteers, VIM providers will have resources available to teach, mentor and advise while optimizing the care of their patients, locally, as much as possible.”