MaineHealth turned a COVID-19 grant into a permanent telehealth program

Similar to many health systems across the country, COVID-19 created an urgent need for MaineHealth to take care of patients at a distance to keep patients and care teams safe.

THE PROBLEM

“This was relevant to patients in the outpatient setting, who needed to stay connected with their primary care and specialist providers for acute and chronic needs, as well as for patients in the inpatient setting, who were able to receive some of their care virtually,” said Lizzy Mulcahy, director of telehealth at the Portland, Maine-based health system.

“In order to solve for the need to provide care virtually,

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