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Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 2010/09/07 - Qualifying hospitals and clinics can now earn revenues derived from Telemedicine referrals. In addition, these hospitals and clinics will access a national Telemedicine provider as a solution to overflow and expansion.
“The global world of Telemedicine opens to these facilities without the major up-front costs and effort normally associated with developing an in-house Telemedicine department,” said Gideon Ilumin, Director of Business Affairs for US Tele-Medicine.
US Tele-Medicine, a national health care provider based in Beverly Hills, CA and licensed in twelve states, providing General Practice and Family Practice services, is forming joint ventures with hospitals and clinics in its territories.
The program is called “Center of Excellence” and identifies these facilities as telemedicine approved. In the agreements, US Tele-Medicine refers its telehealth patients to the joint venture partners for consultation, imaging, surgical procedures, and specialty care.
“We present a number of solutions. First we increase hospital/clinic revenues, as the nature of telemedicine referrals generally involve more expensive specialty procedures that a telemedicine doctor cannot accomplish on the phone or internet,” said Ilumin. “Secondly our infrastructure brings a solution to clinics and hospitals wishing to expand their patient base, yet finding they are restrained by finances, personnel or structural limitations,” said Ilumin.
US Tele-Medicine supplies remote and wireless monitoring devices to patients that measure a number of vital signs and transmit that information to the US Tele-Medicine EMR (EHR) platform, for medical oversight. The strength of US Tele-Medicine is providing management for many chronic conditions in a less expensive environment such as the home or office.
Randy Ryder, US Tele-Medicine’s Director of Patient Services says, “Most clinics and hospitals need to expand to stay afloat. I understand that, but I also know that many people come to these facilities and wait, sometimes for hours, to see a physician, when all they are seeking is basic primary care or some support for a chronic condition. US Tele-Medicine is especially effective at treating this type of patient.”
“Imagine the improvement in ease of operation for a hospital or a clinic when you remove that patient load from over-utilizing facilities,” said Ryder. “Hospitals can then concentrate on being hospitals, rather than Doctor’s offices, and expand their specialties or surgical centers, where their economic strengths come from.”
So what happens to these patients? “They receive their care at home, in their offices or on the go,” answered Ryder. “Telemedicine is a modality proven to promote greater wellness, provide accessible medical care at reduced costs and do it immediately.”
Ilumin said “We are the most advanced telemedicine operation in the USA today, far ahead of others in the use of technology. By referring their patients to US Tele-Medicine, hospitals and clinics enter the world of telemedicine without the substantial up-front investment. Strategically this is very smart both financially and for reputations’ sake (marketing effectiveness) of that facility. Adopting the “Center of Excellence” program increases revenues and demonstrates to the world the inclusiveness and understanding of state-of-the art medicine by these facilities, as well as adding tremendous public prestige.”
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