The MAVEN Project Gives Busy Health Clinics a Telehealth Resource
September, 2018 - A network of volunteer physicians is using telehealth to provide consults and mentorship to where it’s needed the most – health clinics serving the underserved.
The volunteers offer their services for free under the MAVEN Project, a Massachusetts-based program that seeks to link healthcare providers in high-stress, low-resource environments, such as federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and public health clinics, with the resources they need to become better doctors.
“They offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise and decades and decades of clinical experience,” says Lisa Bard Levine, MD, MBA, the organization’s CEO. “What we have are a group of physicians who are truly best in class, and want to share their skills with others.”
Launched in 2014 by Dr. Laurie Green, a Harvard graduate and San Francisco-based obstetrician and gynecologist, the MAVEN (Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network) Project was initially designed to give retired and semi-retired doctors an avenue to continue offering their services at their own pace.