In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for telehealth-based, comprehensive chronic disease management programs has never been more important. Six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic condition such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. These and other chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America and are also a leading driver of the nation’s $3.5 trillion in healthcare costs.
The CDC states that older adults and people who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Physicians and healthcare providers have had to be creative in the ways that they manage these patients remotely, and telehealth has quickly become part of the mainstream healthcare delivery system. The widespread adoption of telehealth-based services has allowed MetaPhy Health to engage new partnerships that benefit patients, physicians, and payors. As a result, MetaPhy has partnered with 8 new physician practices for a total of 93 new providers in just 60 days.
According to Rick Jacques, Chairman and CEO of MetaPhy Health, “In the midst of COVID-19, physicians are trying to find new and innovative ways to manage their patients, and they are finding that the services that MetaPhy offers are an integral part of a good, overall solution.” Chris Oubre, President and COO agrees, “We have been able to quickly and easily implement our comprehensive telehealth-based platform at the practices we’ve partnered with and help these physicians remotely manage their higher risk patients who have these chronic conditions.”