CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Concussion Consultants at Centura Health has been awarded the 2017 Patient-Centered Innovation Award from the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians for its teleconcussion program. The program is targeted to provide care for residents in mountain and rural communities who previously faced driving hundreds of miles in potentially hazardous driving conditions to receive care for concussion management. “The tele-concussion program has enhanced communication among the care team members and paved the way for a community-based concussion prevention and return to play program involving teachers, athletic trainers, coaches, parents and the primary care providers,” said Jennifer Kagan, a co-leader of the program, in a statement.
The teleconcussion services include two-way audio visual communication with Dr. Rockly Khosla, who founded the program. “I click onto a camera system and we look at the patient together,” he said. “I do a fairly comprehensive evaluation of the patient and then formulate a plan to see whether we need imaging, rehab or if there are issues the primary care physician should be aware of.”