New Telehealth Initiative Launches in Miami-Dade County, Florida
Excerpt from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine:
Throughout Miami-Dade County, patients without health insurance frequently face long waits for specialty care. The collaborative MAVEN Project, launched on Friday, November 17, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Mailman Center for Child Development, promises to make a big difference by connecting patients’ physicians in the community to volunteer physician experts through telehealth technology.
“We help primary care providers in underserved communities manage chronic conditions in a clinic setting, validate patient care plans and improve health outcomes,” said Lisa Bard Levine, M.D., CEO of The MAVEN Project, a San Francisco-based nonprofit. “Our physician volunteers include retirees and those in active practice who provide their expertise to help vulnerable populations.”
The MAVEN (Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network) Project is collaborating with UHealth—the University of Miami Health System, UHI Community Care Clinic, and Florida International University, leveraging grants funded by the United Way of Miami-Dade and the Health Foundation of South Florida.