Mercy Health Connector Launches Online Patient Access for Mercy Health
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In February, Mercy Health launched a pilot in Los Angeles and New York City that will allow people to register online for care without needing to visit a doctor.
This year, Mercy also plans to expand its partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
It’s a pilot program that will help Mercy’s patients obtain timely access to care, and will eventually become a permanent feature on Mercy’s network.
“We’ve been able to accelerate the process of finding the right doctors, get patients to their appointments faster and in a timely manner, and then to keep our patients safe by connecting them with health care professionals when they need it,” said Michael Kostin, Mercy’s chief executive officer.
“Mercy Health Connectors is an important step in our quest to help connect the world’s most vulnerable people.”
In New York, Mercy recently began a pilot to expand coverage for the newly formed Community Health Network, a program that combines the hospital and clinic models.
The goal of the network is to make it easier for people to get care for conditions such as asthma and hypertension.
“Our aim is to bring people to their primary care doctors when they’re sick, and provide them with the care they need when they want it,” Kostins said.
The pilot program is one of several initiatives Mercy is exploring with the government, including a pilot of a free health insurance card that can be used to access primary care.
A large part of the company’s business model is patient care.
In January, Mercy announced that it had closed its pharmacy business, cutting its operating expenses by nearly 70% from a year earlier.
While the company still needs to open more clinics in other parts of the country, its plan is to continue expanding its network of primary care clinics in areas with the most severe health needs, such as the United Kingdom, Canada, and India.
Mercy’s Health Connecting Network (HCN) is part of Mercy’s efforts to provide care to people who can’t get it from primary care, especially those with chronic conditions.
The company hopes that the network will enable its patients to get the care that they need without needing a doctor visit or having to go through a hospital or clinic.
“The people that are most vulnerable to not being able to access health care or having chronic conditions are people with chronic diseases,” said Kostyin.
“Our goal is to get people into the health care system where they can get care without having to wait for a doctor appointment.
We believe that by expanding the HCN, we can also help more people access care that is available, including primary care and primary care-related care.”
While Mercy’s Health Care Connector program is not yet available to all patients in the U, it is on track to be rolled out by the end of this year.
In February, Mercy Health launched a pilot in Los Angeles and New York City that will allow people to register…