Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Partners with The MAVEN Project
By Carrie Moores
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic [BIFMC] is thrilled to announce that it has been selected to participate in the national MAVEN Project initiative. Chosen by both the National Volunteers in Medicine organization and The Maven Project Foundation as one of four free clinics across the nation, volunteer physicians at BIFMC will be provided with the opportunity to consult with specialists from across the country in order to enhance the health of our patients.
“Connecting volunteer physicians to underserved clinics through telehealth technology,” The MAVEN Project aims to serve patients in their “medical home” clinics and supporting primary care providers professionally and personally, according to the organization’s website. Through this initiative, experienced physician volunteers representing over 40 clinical specialties will be “ready to assist in validating clinical approaches, enhancing plans of care, and triaging referrals via The MAVEN Project’s telehealth technology platform. video and/or phone.” BIFMC primary care providers can request a consult, or send a case question to one physician volunteer or group as necessary.