Access TeleCare maintains accreditation first earned in 2006.
DALLAS, TX, October 31, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Access TeleCare again receives The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory/Telehealth Health Care Accreditation for telehealth services by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal® is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Access TeleCare was the first telemedicine organization to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® in 2006 and has consistently maintained the accreditation since.
“As a physician-founded and -led telemedicine provider, Access TeleCare is committed to delivering our telemedicine solutions with the highest level of quality and safety for our patients and the hospital and outpatient clinics we serve,” said Chris Gallagher, M.D., CEO, Access TeleCare. “We are proud to maintain our long-standing accreditation with The Joint Commission.”
Access TeleCare underwent a rigorous on-site survey on October 24, 2023. During the site visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with Ambulatory & Telehealth standards, including provision of care, record of care, leadership, credentialing/privileging, emergency management, competence assessment, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.
“As a healthcare accreditor, The Joint Commission works with healthcare organizations across care settings to inspire safer and higher quality of care that is more equitable and compassionate,” says Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, executive vice president of Accreditation and Certification Operations and chief nursing officer, The Joint Commission. “Through collaborating on innovative solutions and evidence-based resources and tools, The Joint Commission helps drive improvement while maintaining accountability through our leading survey methods and standards. We commend Access TeleCare for its commitment to advance safety, quality, equity, and compassion for all patients.”
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess, and improve performance. The surveyors also conduct onsite observations and interviews.
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.
Access TeleCare is the nation’s leading provider of acute specialty telemedicine. Our clients include 19 of the 25 largest health systems in the nation as well as small rural and community hospitals across the country. We serve customers in all 50 states with our team of 700+ providers currently operating over 2,200 programs nationally. Our focus is on collaborating with care teams to deliver high-quality, tech-enabled specialty care at scale, providing timely access to improve patient outcomes as well as the financial stability of our clients. Together, we’re making a difference in health care through innovation and high-quality, patient-centered care programs.
Our telemedicine services include behavioral health, neurology, hospitalist medicine, pulmonary and critical care, maternal-fetal medicine, infectious disease, cardiology, nephrology, and endocrinology. Access TeleCare 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 its inception. Learn more at AccessTeleCare.com.
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