Telemedicine Promotes Accessible Healthcare
Telehealth services got a boost earlier this month when the State of Arizona passed its Telemedicine law. The law prohibits health insurance companies from denying payment for medical services provided through telemedicine. The law requires payment for specific conditions treated via telemedicine and is applicable for limited rural areas of Arizona. It is estimated that 70-80 telemedicine consultations are cost-equivalent to transferring a patient to a Tuscon hospital from one of the 13 rural counties.
Arizona is not alone in leveraging technology to promote advanced healthcare. In Michigan, insurers are piloting a reimbursement model that focuses on outcomes and efficiency This provides an opportunity for utilizing technology tools (tablets and smartphones) as well as telemedicine. And, La Maestra (San Diego, CA) recently received a grant from the Verizon Foundation to support telemedicine capabilities in their mobile units as they strive to provide accessible healthcare to local residents.
Medical professionals across the globe are turning to technology solutions to help them provide more accessible healthcare services. Industry analysts project the telehealth services will grow six-fold by 2017. With rising costs, an aging population, and an increase in chronic and debilitating diseases, Trinity Video Communications views telehealth as one of the most strategic and significant facets to improving healthcare and achieving the goals of the Affordable Care Act.
If your organization is seeking a low-cost, high-tech solution to provide accessible healthcare services, then consider Trinity’s Touchscreen Mobile Telemedicine Station. This unit is designed to work in any healthcare environment. Some of the features include: Easy-to-use touchscreen interface, High-definition camera, and Height-adjustable tabletop with antibacterial work surface.
Visit our Healthcare Solutions page for more details on Trinity’s Mobile Telemedicine Station.
If you are looking for a mobile telemedicine solution for field use or a unit for ward use, our healthcare specialists can assist you with configuration choices. Contact us today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a cost-effective solution.