Northwell Direct has been selected as a subcontractor to provide telehealth services to the U.S. Department of State to deliver telehealth services to the agency’s medical providers that serve U.S. government employees posted overseas and their families.
A company of Northwell Health, Northwell Direct offers customizable services and programs across industries. As a subcontractor on a contract to the DOS, it will make available more than 100 specialties, including medical, surgical, psychiatry and pediatrics. The health system’s specialists will provide consultation services to DOS that will assist its medical staff around the world. DOS providers can request consultations 24/7 that will be triaged and then directed to the appropriate Northwell specialty provider.
“Telemedicine is a unique area of opportunity for Northwell Direct to provide support and expertise to the Department of State,” Dr. Jonathan Berkowitz, medical director of center emergency medical services at Northwell Health, said in a statement.
“We are virtually leveraging the collective expertise of our health system in innovative ways,” Berkowitz added. “The breadth and depth of services we have across our network, coupled with our advanced telehealth and integrated technology platform, allows us to extend our reach and impact far beyond the traditional borders of the health system and appropriately support the Department of State.”
Northwell specialists will provide support for pre-deployment medical clearances and clinical case reviews.
“Northwell Direct is proud to be working with the United States Department of State and doing our part to ensure that the employees and family members who serve our country have access to the highest quality health care services while serving abroad,” Nick Stefanizzi, CEO of Northwell Direct, said in a statement.
“The broad range of services we have deployed to meet the unique needs of the DOS are representative of the [holistic] approach Northwell Direct takes to support all of its employer clients both domestically and internationally,” Stefanizzi added.