Saturday, March 12, 2016

'Magical Efficiency': Update on Local Palliative Care Initiative

Posted By on Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 2:39 PM

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Palliative care doctor and founder of ResolutionCare Michael Fratkin was recently interviewed by Telemedicine Magazine, and the Q-and-A reveals some of the inner workings of Fratkin's operation since it launched last year. 

The Journal wrote about Fratkin's startup in 2014, when he was still finding support and funding for his vision to provide in-home end-of-life care as well as health care provider training via telemedicine. In his most recent interview, Fratkin discusses the difficulties of trying to provide palliative care under a standard healthcare business model, and explains how the timing and technology provided the perfect launch for his program. 

He also talks about how the telemedicine technology seems to disappear, and allows for even greater communication with his patients. 

"I didn’t really understand this at first, but I’m starting to see that there’s a magical efficiency that’s built into a virtual visit," Fratkin says. 

Read the whole interview here.

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