First Look: SnapMD Selected as Telehealth Technology Provider by American Academy of Pediatrics

On Tuesday, MHW learned that SnapMD — a full-service enterprise telehealth technology innovator and solutions provider — has confirmed that through an arrangement with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), SnapMD will provide its Virtual Care Management (VCM) telehealth platform as part of the AAP Member Advantage Program.

We’re told that the AAP program includes 66,000 pediatricians, surgeons, and specialists nationwide. SnapMD’s VCM software enables pediatric practices to offer virtual visits to their patients as a complement to traditional in-person care.

Virtual pediatric patient visits can improve care, enhance outcomes, and lower costs while delivering greater patient and clinician satisfaction. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of children age 0 to 17 in the United States is expected to reach 74.1 million by 2020 and nearly 80 million by 2050, and the number of pediatric medical and surgical specialists and subspecialists is continuing to drop.

“This new Member Advantage Program directly addresses concerns cited by our members regarding a lack of information about quality telemedicine vendors and the high cost of telemedicine equipment. We hope that this program benefit will encourage more pediatricians to provide telehealth services to the families they serve within the context of their medical home,” said Joshua J. Alexander, MD, FAAP, FAAPMR, Chair of the AAP Section on Telehealth.

For more information on SnapMD’s Virtual Care Management platform, click here.

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