Technology | 08.05.20
Yale Students' Telehealth Program Coordinates 1K+ Device Donations for Seniors
Becker's Hospital Review (07/14/20) Drees, Jackie
Since its March launch, Yale University's Telehealth Access for Seniors program has expanded to 26 states and delivered devices to more than 1,000 seniors. The initiative aims to collect donated devices and distribute them to seniors and other vulnerable populations who can use them for telemedicine visits in response to COVID-19. The program also supplies printed directions, e-mail, or phone calls with recipients to teach them how to use the devices. "We work to provide [senior] patients and lower-income communities with camera-enabled devices, like phones and tablets, so they can be connected to their physician during this pandemic," said program co-founder Siddharth Jain. As of July 22, the effort had collected 1,080 devices for donation at hospitals and clinics and accumulated 300 volunteers and 75 partner clinics.
Read the full story from Becker's Hospital Review.