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New York’s largest health system is launching a telehealth platform to provide on-demand care at two skilled nursing facilities, and plans to expand to more SNFs in the future.

New York’s largest health system is launching a telehealth program for skilled nursing facilities, aimed at reducing hospitalizations and enabling SNFs to provide more care on site.

Northwell Health unveiled the connected health service this week, with partnerships with the Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and Glen Cove Nursing and Rehabilitation on Long Island. The two facilities will be connected to the 23-hospital health system through telemedicine carts that enable SNF staff to connect with critical care nurses, intensivists and hospitalists for emergency care and supervision.

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