TeamHealth Holdings Inc. today announced a strategic partnership with Carena Inc., a Seattle, Washington-based telemedicine solutions company. Through this strategic partnership, TeamHealth will use Carena’s technology-enabled virtual delivery system for TeamHealth-affiliated physicians to provide real-time, two-way communication and staffing for TeamHealth-affiliated advanced practice clinicians at a different location. TeamHealth will implement the virtual clinical staffing program for three of its service lines: Urgent Care, Hospital Medicine and Emergency Medicine.
“TeamHealth’s strategic partnership with Carena underscores our commitment to offering innovative solutions for today’s healthcare challenges,” said Michael D. Snow, president and CEO of TeamHealth. “The U.S. faces an urgent physician shortage, particularly in remote locations. Through this strategic partnership, we have an opportunity to combine the skills of our clinical community with the capabilities of Carena’s virtual platform to create an efficient and cost-effective clinical supervision model that will allow patients and families to receive quality healthcare services regardless of geographic location.” “Our strategic partnership with TeamHealth aligns with Carena’s mission to redefine healthcare by changing how providers deliver care,” said Ralph C. Derrickson, president and CEO of Carena. “We look forward to collaborating with TeamHealth’s operational leaders and clinicians to launch this new approach to clinic staffing that will make great medical care more accessible to individuals and families.” TeamHealth and Carena will launch these new clinical programs in numerous locations throughout the country during 2015 and 2016.
TeamHealth (Knoxville, Tennessee) (NYSE: TMH) is a leading provider of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals in the United States. Through its 21 regional locations and multiple service lines, TeamHealth’s more than 13,000 affiliated healthcare professionals provide emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesia, urgent care, and pediatric staffing and management services to approximately 990 civilian and military hospitals, clinics, and physician groups in 47 states. In 2015, TeamHealth was named among “The World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune magazine and among “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review. In 2014, TeamHealth was named among “America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies” by Forbes magazine. The term “TeamHealth” as used throughout this release includes TeamHealth and all of its related entities, divisions, subsidiaries and affiliated physicians and physician groups. For more information about TeamHealth, visit www.teamhealth.com. About Carena, Inc. Carena, Inc. partners with health systems and providers to extend their services to more people through high-quality, cost-effective virtual clinics. System-branded virtual clinics allow patients to access 24/7 on-demand care by phone, tablet, or computer from local systems that they know and trust. Carena’s team of clinicians, technologists, and customer service specialists are dedicated to creating great patient experiences. Today, approximately 15 million people in 14 states have access to our partner-branded virtual clinics. For more information, please visit www.carenamd.com.
The term “TeamHealth” as used throughout this release includes Team Health Holdings, Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, affiliated medical groups and providers, all of which are part of the TeamHealth organization. “Providers” are physicians, advanced practice clinicians and other healthcare providers who are employed by or contract with subsidiaries or affiliated entities of Team Health Holdings, Inc. All such providers exercise independent clinical judgment when providing patient care. Team Health Holdings, Inc. does not have any employees, does not contract with providers and does not practice medicine.