Northwell Direct today announced that it has been selected as the subcontractor on a U.S. Department of State (DOS) contract to provide telehealth consult services to DOS medical providers serving U.S. Government (USG) employees and family members posted overseas.
Leveraging Northwell Health’s extensive network of specialists, Northwell Direct will provide consultation services to DOS that will assist its medical staff around the world. DOS providers can request consultations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year that will be triaged and navigated to the appropriate Northwell specialty provider.
“Telemedicine is a unique area of opportunity for Northwell Direct to provide support and expertise to the Department of State,” said Jonathan Berkowitz, MD, medical director of center emergency medical services at Northwell Health. “We are virtually leveraging the collective expertise of our health system in innovative ways. The breadth and depth of services we have across our network, coupled with our advanced telehealth and integrated technology platform, allows us toextend our reach and impact far beyond the traditional borders of the health system and appropriately support the Department of State.”
Additionally, Northwell specialists will also provide support for pre-deployment medical clearances and clinical case reviews.
“Northwell Direct is proud to be working with the United States Department of State and doing our part to ensure that the employees and family members who serve our country have access to the highest quality health care services while serving abroad,” said Nick Stefanizzi, Chief Executive Officer of Northwell Direct. “The broad range of services we have deployed to meet the unique needs of the DOS are representative of the wholistic approach Northwell Direct takes to supportall of its employer clients both domestically and internationally.”
More than 100 specialties across medical, surgical, psychiatry and pediatrics will be made available to DOS providers, with the most consulted specialties including orthopedics, cardiology, radiology, neurosciences, dermatology, and emergency medicine.