NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Fidelis Care, as a part of the Centene household of well being plans, is distributing over 1,700 Samsung Galaxy A10e smartphones, with 90 days of free wi-fi service, to pick out federally certified well being facilities (FQHCs), well being programs, and different healthcare suppliers. The suppliers and organizations will then decide which of their sufferers want the units and distribute them accordingly.
A latest survey by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) discovered that roughly 44% of respondents reported delaying or not receiving look after numerous causes, together with issues and challenges round COVID-19. The smartphones will assist enhance entry and look after native residents in underserved communities.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we all know how vital telehealth visits will be in supporting a person’s well being and wellness,” stated Fidelis Care Chief Medical Officer Vincent Marchello, MD, “For these in most in want, having a smartphone can present a significant hyperlink to their well being care suppliers and supply safety and peace of thoughts.”
One of many Fidelis Care suppliers receiving the smartphones is SOMOS Neighborhood Care, a community of over 2,500 suppliers within the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn.
“We’re grateful for Fidelis Care, Centene, and Samsung for serving to our sufferers obtain entry to telehealth and medical care in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Lidia Virgil, Chief Working Officer of SOMOS Neighborhood Care. “Social distancing is important in slowing the unfold of COVID-19 and the donation of those units will enable sufferers to get the care they want from the security of their residence.”
“The worldwide pandemic has prompted the speedy acceleration of digital transformation, particularly in healthcare,” stated Taher Behbehani, Basic Supervisor and Head of Cell B2B Enterprise at Samsung Electronics America. “With one billion telehealth visits anticipated to happen by the top of 2020, Samsung is dedicated to supporting healthcare establishments with options that remodel the affected person expertise remotely and assist medical doctors and nurses work extra effectively. We’re thrilled to companion with Centene and Fidelis Care on this effort to create important healthcare entry for weak sufferers throughout this unsure time.”
About Fidelis Care:
Fidelis Care is a mission-driven well being plan providing high quality, reasonably priced protection for youngsters and adults of all ages and in any respect levels of life. With greater than two-million members statewide, Fidelis Care believes that each one New Yorkers ought to have entry to high quality, reasonably priced well being protection. For extra info, name Fidelis Care at 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547) or go to fideliscare.org.
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