FirstCall was created in 2015 as a telemedicine service for Penn Medicine employees. The goal was to provide employees with an alternative way to receive non-urgent medical care instead of visiting the emergency department (ED).
- Academic Medical Center
- Telemedicine software
Team Members Involved
- Clinical Informatics Specialist
- Quality Improvement Director
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Chaiyachati, K. H., Mahraj, K., Mrad, C.G., et al. Using Design and Innovation Principles to Reduce Avoidable Emergency Department Visits Among Employees of a Large Academic Medical Center. Healthcare 9,1. 2021.
- Krisda Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP
- Olivia Reszczynski
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