Telehealth Solutions - CODE BLUE

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Telemedicine has been growing rapidly because it offers major benefits:


  • Improved Access – For over 40 years, telemedicine has been used to bring healthcare services to patients in distant locations. Not only does telemedicine improve access to patients but it also allows physicians and health facilities to expand their reach, beyond their own offices. Given the provider shortages throughout the world--in both rural and urban areas--telemedicine has a unique capacity to increase service to millions of new patients.
  • Cost Efficiencies – Reducing or containing the cost of healthcare is one of the most important reasons for funding and adopting telehealth technologies. Telemedicine has been shown to reduce the cost of healthcare and increase efficiency through better management of chronic diseases, shared health professional staffing, reduced travel times, and fewer or shorter hospital stays.
  • Improved Quality – Studies have consistently shown that the quality of healthcare services delivered via telemedicine are as good those given in traditional in-person consulations. In some specialties, particularly in mental health and ICU care, telemedicine delivers a superior product, with greater outcomes and patient satisfaction.
  • Patient Demand – Consumers want telemedicine. The greatest impact of telemedicine is on the patient, their family and their community. Using telemedicine technologies reduces travel time and related stresses for the patient. Over the past 15 years, study after study has documented patient satisfaction and support for telemedical services. Such services offer patients the access to providers that might not be available otherwise, as well as medical services without the need to travel long distances.

Here are some examples:

  • Primary care and specialist referral services may involve a primary care or allied health professional providing a consultation with a patient or a specialist assisting the primary care physician in rendering a diagnosis. This may involve the use of live interactive video or the use of store and forward transmission of diagnostic images, vital signs and/or video clips along with patient data for later review.

  • Remote patient monitoring, including home telehealth, uses devices to remotely collect and send data to a home health agency or a remote diagnostic testing facility (RDTF) for interpretation. Such applications might include a specific vital sign, such as blood glucose or heart ECG or a variety of indicators for homebound patients. Such services can be used to supplement the use of visiting nurses.

  • Consumer medical and health information includes the use of the Internet and wireless devices for consumers to obtain specialized health information and on-line discussion groups to provide peer-to-peer support.

  • Medical education provides continuing medical education credits for health professionals and special medical education seminars for targeted groups in remote locations. 

The CODE BLUE Team

Our CODE BLUE recruitment team provides a FAST-RESPONSE  solution for remote sites that may have trouble recruiting a local physician, that need after-hours shift coverage, or want to deliver new specialty care services.


Benefits:

  • Telehealth physicians and mid-levels can reduce burn-out and improve quality of life and satisfaction levels for local providers. This can enhance health system recruiting efforts, increase retention levels and reduce costly turnover. 
  • No travel expenses
  • 24/7 coverage


Solutions:

  • Remote Locums
  • On-call Coverage
  • Pre-scheduled Clinics
  • Integrated Care Team
  • Coding, Billing and Collections 
  • Telehealth Technology Advisory Services
  • Business Consulting designed to advance Telehealth programs