Odessa partners with Blount Senior Care to deliver primary care through the TV
LOUISVILLE, KY and MARYVILLE, TN (February 14, 2023) OdessaConnect, a leading provider of TV-based telehealth solutions, has announced a new partnership with Blount Senior Care Partners (BSCP) located in Maryville, Tennessee. The collaboration will leverage OdessaConnect’s virtual care platform and BSCP’s clinical expertise to bring specialized geriatric care, home-based primary care, and other support services to seniors in Blount County and surrounding areas.
“We are excited to partner with a respected and forward-thinking organization like BSCP to create a healthcare delivery model that will promote better outcomes for seniors,” said Greg Kenny, Chief Innovation Officer at OdessaConnect. “BSCP recognizes the importance of having a team-based approach to healthcare, and shares our vision of bringing greater health equity and digital literacy to this vulnerable population. This partnership marks a significant step towards improving healthcare access for seniors and underscores Odessa’s longer-term commitment to empower patients and their family members with the ability to create a care community around the patient,” says Kenny.
“BSCP recognizes the importance of having a team-based approach to healthcare, and shares our vision of bringing greater health equity and digital literacy to this vulnerable population.”Greg Kenny, CIO, OdessaConnect
Cindy Canfield, Chief Operating Officer of BSCP chose OdessaConnect because of its simplicity and the commitment Odessa demonstrated to the relationship. Canfield said, “There are a lot of good technologies in the healthcare space, but very few vendors are willing to walk alongside the organization after the sale.” She adds, “Our patients didn’t grow up with smart phones and tablets, but they certainly know how to use a television. They will be very pleased to have the option of connecting with their healthcare provider on a much larger screen from the comfort of their home and we look forward to collaborating on a new model of care delivery in the home.” Greg Kenny, will serve as the liaison between BSCP and Odessa’s design and development team, working to further enhance the value of Odessa’s service to the success of the partnership.
“Our patients… will be very pleased to have the option of connecting with their healthcare provider on a much larger screen from the comfort of their home.”Cindy Canfield, COO, Blount Senior Care Partners
OdessaConnect CEO and Founder, Todd Smith said, “This partnership will allow Odessa an opportunity to provide a level of digital accessibility to healthcare that didn’t exist for many seniors in East Tennessee. For all the focus on the last mile of connectivity, we can’t forget about the last few feet into the home; this is where we finally reach the patient and why we believe Odessa is a key component of the patient experience.”
“For all the focus on the last mile of connectivity, we can’t forget about the last few feet into the home; this is where we finally reach the patient and why we believe Odessa is a key component of the patient experience.”Todd Smith, Founder and CEO, OdessaConnect
OdessaConnect has broken the technology barrier for older adults with its TV-based communication platform, opening up new worlds of connectivity for those who may struggle with apps, passwords, or small digital devices. Designed in collaboration with geriatric specialists to be safe and simple, OdessaConnect is innovating a new model of care delivery into the home, senior living communities and other care settings. For more information, visit odessaconnect.tv.
ABOUT BLOUNT SENIOR CARE PARTNERS
Blount Senior Care Partners is a Physician Group dedicated to providing exceptional care to seniors in multiple settings throughout East Tennessee. Through specialized training in geriatric medicine and an emphasis on continuity, it offers a new model of care to elders. For more information on BSCP, visit blountseniorcare.com.
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