RESTON, Va., Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SOC Telemed (SOC), the leader in acute care telemedicine, is proud to announce it has earned ClearHealth Quality InstituteTM (CHQI) accreditation for telemedicine. CHQI is an independent health care accrediting body that offers the only telemedicine or telehealth accreditation program backed by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). SOC adds this recognition in high quality standards to their existing longstanding accreditation by The Joint Commission.
By achieving this status, SOC demonstrates to consumers, the medical community, regulators and other stakeholders that its telemedicine policies, programs, and processes meet the clinical, legal, technology, and administrative standards set forth by CHQI to advance safety and quality.
"It is an honor to be recognized for the next-level telemedicine standards under which we operate, further confirmation of SOC's commitment to quality and safety," notes Hammad Shah, CEO of SOC Telemed. "The CHQI Telemedicine Accreditation Program provides a new level of credibility to the provider-to-provider segment of the telemedicine industry."
"As a CHQI accredited organization for telemedicine, SOC Telemed represents a new standard of quality in the delivery of telemedicine in our country," said Garry Carneal, J.D., M.A., Founder, ClearHealth Quality Institute. "By completing the CHQI Telemedicine Accreditation Program's application and demonstration process, SOC took part in a substantive assessment process through which it received meaningful, constructive feedback to improve operations. SOC has taken the important steps necessary to promote access to safe, quality, and competent health care."
"Given the explosive growth of telehealth, it is crucial, now more than ever, to have a nationally-recognized seal of approval specifically for an organization's telemedicine services," said Michael Gomes, Chief Executive Officer, ClearHealth Quality Institute. "The CHQI Telemedicine Accreditation Program seal fills that void and brings a much-needed level of vetted credibility to telehealth."
About SOC Telemed
SOC Telemed (SOC) is the largest national provider of telemedicine technology and solutions to hospitals, health systems, post-acute providers, physician networks, and value-based care organizations. Built on proven and scalable infrastructure as an enterprise-wide solution, SOC's technology platform, Telemed IQ, rapidly deploys and seamlessly optimizes telemedicine programs across the continuum of care. SOC provides a supportive and dedicated partner presence, virtually delivering patient care through teleNeurology, telePsychiatry and teleICU as well as enabling healthcare organizations to build sustainable telemedicine programs in any clinical specialty. SOC enables organizations to enrich their care models and touch more lives by supplying healthcare teams with industry-leading solutions that drive improved clinical care, patient outcomes, and organizational health. The company was the first provider of acute clinical telemedicine services to earn The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and has maintained that accreditation every year since inception. SOC Telemed is backed by Warburg Pincus and CRG, as well as accredited by CHQI for Telemedicine. For more information, visit www.soctelemed.com.
About ClearHealth Quality Institute™ (CHQI)
ClearHealth Quality Institute's (CHQI) mission is to promote quality-based practices for providers, health plans, and other stakeholders across the United States and its territories. Our accreditation and certification programs help assess, track and report on trends to enhance key insurance and provider outcomes. CHQI also offers educational programs, publishes issue briefs and underwrites research to raise awareness of patient safety issues and promote best practices.
The organization is governed by an independent board and committee system, which is open to a wide range of volunteer members to ensure transparency and accountability. CHQI provides resources to serve patients, providers, payers, government agencies, and other stakeholder groups. To learn more about CHQI, please contact us at (410) 756-1300, info@CHQI.com, or visit www.CHQI.com.
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