The San Francisco 49ers are the best-equipped team to get patients to their homes via telemedics, according to a new study.
A team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the University in California, Davis, published their findings in the January 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The team used data from the California Health Care Authority and the National Telemedicatal Association.
The 49ers were also the most likely to get home patients from remote locations, according the study.
The researchers found that the team was the most effective in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Oakland.
The 49ers also have the highest number of telemedically trained residents in the league.
They also had the highest rate of people reporting their home health conditions.
The team also has a lot of telehealth staff, including nurse-midwives, who are trained to respond to and care for patients with acute health conditions, according an NFL spokesperson.
The most telehealth-trained personnel are also the ones who provide primary care to those in the home, said Dr. Eric R. Hickey, the 49ers’ director of sports medicine.
“The telehealth team has the ability to provide care to everyone in the house.”
The 49er’s telehealth plan also includes more than 1,200 physician assistants who have more than 10 years of experience in the field, according a spokesperson for the team.
The study also looked at the teams’ ability to get primary care.
The San Jose Sharks, Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Minnesota Wild are among the teams that have primary care teams that are equipped with telehealth equipment, said Hickey.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are the only team without a primary care team.