Telehealth is a mode of delivering health care services and public health by utilizing information and communication technologies.

It can enable the diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management and self-management of patients who are at a distance from their health care providers.

Recent market conditions are driving mobile technology innovation in healthcare. EHR's, Telehealth, HIPAA, HITECH and Meaningful Use are helping to improve efficiency and streamline workflow while protecting patient data.

At the same time, advancements in technology offer increased levels of integration allowing for smaller, lighter devices and a greater likelihood of clinician adoption. This intersection of market drivers could not come at a better time, as we are all being asked to do more with less.

Recent changes in the insurance industry now allow insurance companies to be compensated for services provides through telehealth technologies.

Using information and telecommunication technologies to deliver health services has the potential to reduce costs, improve quality, change the conditions of practice, and improve access to health care, particularly in rural and other medically underserved areas.

CSG is looking for Accountable Care Organizations, Community Based Healthcare Organizations and municipalities desiring to establish telehealth connections for healthcare education pilot projects in Orange County, CA.  CSG can assist in maintaining or improving the physical and economic health of medically underserved communities by keeping the source of medical care in the local area, strengthening the health infrastructure, and preserving health care-related jobs.  Patients and consumers can benefit from telehealth in many ways. These include expanded access to providers, faster and more convenient treatment, better continuity of care, reduction of lost work time and travel costs, and the ability to remain with support networks.

Click here for a list of sample questions to ask when considering a telecommunications healthcare solution.

Click here for a copy of California's new Telehealth Bill AB-415. (This PDF file requires Adobe Reader.)

Contact us to discuss applications in telehealth for your practice or health care facility, or community center.