RESTON, Va., Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialists on Call, Inc. (SOC), the largest provider of acute care telemedicine technology and services to U.S. hospitals and health systems, has earned reaccreditation from The Joint Commission for continuous compliance in ambulatory health care standards, which includes the provision of telemedicine services. The renewed Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Specialists On Call was the first telemedicine organization to earn The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval in 2006, and has maintained the accreditation each year since.
"As the first and longest-standing telemedicine organization to receive this accreditation, we are proud to uphold the same standards in patient care as the hospitals we support on a daily basis," notes Dr. Tilman Jolly, Chief Medical Officer of Specialists on Call. "We work around the clock to provide telehealth encounters for the purpose of transforming patients' lives while engaging partners with the same level of quality care and service they expect of their onsite physician care teams."
Joint Commission accreditation reflects an organization's compliance with nationally-recognized standards of care and is valid for three years. The accreditation process includes a rigorous onsite review by a team of Joint Commission surveyors with expertise in ambulatory health care. SOC was evaluated for compliance with ambulatory care standards related to a variety of areas, including coordination of care, physician credentialing, management of medications, monitoring of clinical quality, operational infrastructure, security, and emergency procedures. Specialists on Call's renewed accreditation is valid until February 2021.
An independent nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Established in 1975, its Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program encourages high-quality patient care in all types of freestanding ambulatory care facilities. Today, the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program serves 2,100 ambulatory care providers, with more than 8,500 sites of care, which, in turn, serve more than 83 million patient visits annually.
About Specialists On Call, Inc.
Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC) is the largest provider of acute care telemedicine services and technology to U.S. hospitals and partners with over 400 hospitals and systems across 36 states. Through its Neurology, Psychiatry, and Critical Care solutions, SOC virtually delivers physicians directly to the patient's bedside. The company's Consult Coordination Center (CCC) is the hub of its clinical and operational support teams, and dedicated to accelerating patient care through a fully redundant and state-of-the-art platform.
SOC provides industry leading reporting and analytics and lean six sigma support to optimize workflows towards achieving high clinical outcomes. SOC's flexible, enterprise technology platform enables hospitals to rapidly deploy and seamlessly optimize or expand a telemedicine program by leveraging its proven and scalable infrastructure. The organization was the first telemedicine company to earn The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and has maintained that accreditation every year since inception. For more information, visit www.specialistsoncall.com.
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