Trinity attends annual MATRC Summit
Recently, Trinity team members John Jennings, AVP Midwest Operations and CTO, David Heller, AVP Mid-Atlantic Region and Suzie McKew, Account Executive, attended the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Research Center (MATRC) conference in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
The conference focused on how telemedicine can improve the overall quality of a typical high-risk elderly patient by improving communications and reducing the number of visits, especially to emergency rooms and distant facilities. Regulatory issues, reimbursement rules and HIPAA guidelines were also hot topics of conversation. Each state involved held breakout sessions to discuss the top issues for each state, including ACOs and bundled payment models, which are seen as critical for building a sustainable telemedicine model. Event participants also explored ways in which telehealth adds value to patients, practitioners, hospitals and other providers.
“The event was very informative and gave us a chance to collaborate with others in the field,” said John Jennings, AVP/CTO at Trinity. “We were able to evaluate similar products to ours and we found our solutions to be very competitively priced. Our options are truly value-based, but still are of the highest quality. The event also provided us the opportunity to research new concepts that we can immediately deliver to our customers,” said Jennings.
Rural applications are still the easiest to cost-justify, due to more favorable reimbursement policies. However, there is growing interest in rule changes for urban populations. “There’s a form of reverse-discrimination against those in urban settings,” according to Dave Heller, AVP at Trinity Video Communications. “Many of our poorest populations have difficulty finding affordable, quality healthcare in the inner-cities. Telemedicine can open doors for better care for them as well. It’s time for Medicare to change their rules.”
Preventing readmissions, remote care, onsite services for self-insured employers, psychiatric services, access for patients in skilled-nursing facilities, medication management, physical therapy and high-risk pregnancy monitoring were all identified as some of the areas with outstanding business and financial models.
If your organization is seeking high quality, HIPAA-compliant telemedicine solutions, then consider Trinity’s Touchscreen Mobile Telemedicine Station and Mobile Responder products. These units include easy-to-use touchscreen interfaces, high-definition cameras, antibacterial work surfaces and support the addition of peripheral devices.
Visit our Healthcare Solutions page for more details or contact us today at 1-800-261-9008 to schedule a demonstration.
About Trinity Video Communications
Trinity Video Communications is an industry-leading audiovisual and video communications company that provides commercial, healthcare, financial, education and manufacturing clients with state-of-the-art technologies that transform the way they communicate, interact and do business. Trinity also provides real-time unified communications to government agencies including the Department of Justice, Department of Defense, Homeland Security and law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local levels responsible for mission critical initiatives. Trinity is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky with additional offices in Sterling, Virginia and Cincinnati, Ohio.
For more information, contact Trinity Video Communications at 1-800-261-9100.