Category: UCM News

Virtual First Benefits: A Competitive Advantage

By: Keith Algozzine As featured in Employee Benefit Plan Review, February 2023    In 2021, over 40 million Americans voluntarily left their job, spawning the term “the Great Resignation,” which would later be renamed into the “Great Reshuffle.” Unfortunately, for many companies, the trend of individuals leaving their job in the search of better opportunities […]

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UCM Digital Health Launches At-Home Emergency Care Program With MVP Health Care

UCM Digital Health (UCM) and MVP Health Care (MVP) have announced a new program that will give MVP members access to emergency room-level care in the home. The program is dubbed Treatment in Place and makes it so that if an MVP member makes an emergency call, an EMS worker will be dispatched to the […]

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Mobile integrated health models cut costs and improve care

It is no surprise that most emergency rooms are habitually congested and stretched thin on resources. Preferably, ER visits are reserved for severe and urgent, often life-threatening cases requiring immediate attention during a crisis. Unfortunately, reports show that roughly 30% of ER visits are for common chronic ailments, likely unnecessary, adding an estimated $8.3 billion […]

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Digital health hedges against growing expenses for employers and employees

To alleviate the impact of the rapid cost increases in healthcare, employers are adapting and incorporating new healthcare plan offerings for their employees. Benefits that include access to digital health save employers money and empower employees to take charge of their health by providing them with convenient, cost-effective care delivered how and when they want […]

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The Evolution of Digital Health to Mobile Integrated Health

New and streamlined approaches to health care delivery focused on the patient experience and centered on making it as convenient, and safe, as possible. The vehicle to accomplish this was first through telehealth. Now, the model has evolved to a combination of digital and in-person care, with the two merging together to deliver an even […]

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Digital Solutions to Enhance Population Health Strategies and Improve Care

Understanding and implementing effective population health strategies will allow for better patient management and care by enhancing communication with the patient, coordinating care, lowering health and other risks, and processing and aggregating data. The end goal for population health is to enhance the outcomes and quality of care while managing costs. Digital solutions and technologies […]

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Virtual ER launches for Albany County residents

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Unit of the Albany County Sheriff’s Office announced a partnership with UCM Digital Health on Tuesday, bringing telehealth solutions to emergency calls countywide. The collaboration provides patients with access to virtual care during emergencies by a UCM provider who serves as an extension of EMS treatment. “When an EMS crew […]

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UCM Digital Health partners with New York first responders to bring digital health to emergency calls

UCM Digital Health is partnering with the Albany County Sheriff’s Department in New York to integrate digital health tools into emergency calls. The partnership will provide emergency medical service teams access to a UCM provider. If the EMS team decides that a patient doesn’t need to go to a hospital, a UCM clinician can step […]

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Telemedicine could offer relief to overburdened Albany County hospitals

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple announced Tuesday his office is teaming up with Troy-based UCM Digital Health to solve the issue with virtual house calls. He said the new service would be especially helpful to the hilltowns, where patients may hesitate to make the trip to a hospital in a city. The goal is to […]

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Albany County Sheriff’s Office partnering with UCM Digital Health for tele-med visits

A new partnership with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office and UCM Digital Health will help bring a doctor to you through telemedicine. Discover more about UCM Digital Health’s partnership with the Albany County Sheriff’s office. 

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