Iowa Hospital Association Exclusively Endorses Access Physicians for Multispecialty Telemedicine
May 26, 2020 (Dallas, TX) – ServiShare, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Iowa Hospital Association, today announced its exclusive endorsement of Access Physicians, one of the leading providers of inpatient, multispecialty telemedicine.
The endorsement will support IHA-member hospitals and health systems in their work to address physician shortages, physician burnout, and critical clinical service line deficits, while also reducing the cost of physician coverage and improving access to care, clinical outcomes, and financial performance.
After a rigorous selection process that evaluated Access Physicians’ commitment to improving access to care, product and service quality, customer satisfaction, technical capacity and financial stability, ServiShare endorsed the physician-led company as a preferred provider for both telemedicine technology and telespecialty services.
“Now more than ever, having a telemedicine partner that prioritizes care delivery and the care experience is essential,” said Perry Meyer, executive vice president, operations and ServiShare. We are pleased to endorse Access Physicians and its strategic, patient-centered approach to telemedicine.” said Meyer.
Each Iowa hospital and the community it serves are unique. IHA’s endorsement provides hospitals with a vetted solution to the often intractable problem of building a cost effective, high quality specialty service line. Access Physicians brings both an experienced physician network and a strong business development strategy to the implementation of appropriate telemedicine solutions that help each hospital address its unique needs, challenges and opportunities.
“As a multispecialty physician group first and foremost, we are proud to partner with IHA to create scalable clinical programs for every Iowa hospital, customized to the healthcare system and the communities they serve,” said Access Physicians CEO, Chris Gallagher, M.D., FACC. “Through this collaboration, we will leverage telemedicine to systematically improve and broaden care offered in local hospitals, so patients and clinician care teams get the support they need, when they need it, in their own community.”