CORE Institute implements orthopaedic telehealth platform in response to COVID-19 pandemic

The CORE Institute announced Tuesday that it has introduced a new orthopaedic telehealth programme that allows patients in the areas of Phoenix, Arizona, and Novi, Michigan, to receive orthopaedic care in their home using their smartphone, tablet or desktop device.

CEO David Jacofsky remarked that the programme enables patients "to be seen by one of our skilled providers without having to come into the office or go to the emergency room." He noted that "we can now utilise our telehealth programme to diagnose the severity of an injury, which will help us to minimise the number of patients in our waiting rooms and increase social distancing." Further, if an x-ray, magnetic resonance image or bracing is required, "we can direct the patient to our closest facility where they can be treated in-person by our expert team," he added.

For related analysis, see Physician Views Results: Orthopaedic Surgeons Spreading Out Postponed Procedures More Than Cardiologists.

Did you like this article?