Solution will be developed in health kiosks owned by Rite Aid.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.– InTouch Health, a leading enterprise telehealth platform and Rite Aid Corp., have announced that they have signed a letter of intent to explore new ways to connect patients with health care providers and expand access to care.
InTouch Health will leverage its InTouch Operating System, which powers telehealth programs at many of the nation’s top health systems, to develop a new virtual care solution that will connect patients to healthcare providers. Ultimately, the service would be available in alternative care sites within communities, including Rite Aid pharmacies, improving access to care. The solution will be developed in health kiosks owned by Rite Aid.
“Rite Aid has long believed in telehealth as an opportunity to improve the level of care we can offer our patients,” said Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy. “We are excited to be working with InTouch, a well-established telehealth company, to create a solution that will potentially help us provide our patients and communities with access to quality, convenient healthcare.”
“In a time where our industry is rapidly evolving, we see an opportunity to bring virtual care to patients in a whole new way that intersects with patients in convenient locations like Rite Aid pharmacies,” said Joseph DeVivo, InTouch Health chief executive officer. “At InTouch Health, we believe virtual care can be the bridge of consistent patient engagement that not only increases access to care, but also drives improved care coordination and decreases cost for all stakeholders. We applaud Rite Aid’s commitment to exploring telehealth solutions and look forward to bringing our combined vision to life in this new era.”