Essentia Health receives Health Care Hero award

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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Essentia Health has received the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Trailblazer Award for its efforts to improve access to virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 crisis encouraged Essentia Health teams to provide an opportunity for patients to receive care from their health care provider virtually by using a phone, tablet, laptop or personal computer, and to do so from the comfort of their home. Prompted by a need to keep patients and staff safe from the virus, virtual visits were unveiled March 18 — a full month ahead of a planned launch.

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