BOCA RATON, Fla. – MobileHelp, an mPERS provider, has used the results of a health care provider survey to create a new telehealth division for home health agencies, managed care organizations, hospitals and accountable care organizations.
“Gathering this data was instrumental in creating the structure for our telehealth business model,” said Chris Otto, senior vice president of MobileHelp Healthcare, the new division, in a statement. “We have been able to bring a telehealth solution to market that not only addresses key provider concerns, but provides additional features and benefits, such as a combined telehealth and medical alert system.”
The new division provides the MobileVitals telehealth solution in combination with clinical dashboard options to help health care organizations achieve better patient outcomes through enhanced patient oversight and reduced readmission rates, according to the statement.
Sixty-five percent of respondents to the survey reported it would benefit their patients to have a medical alert device combined with a telehealth solution.
The survey also found that almost 30% of health care providers have already incorporated telehealth programs into their clinical operations, and 85% of health care providers that are not currently using telehealth services see the benefit and plan to implement such a program within the year.
“We have found the results of our survey to be consistent with what our health care provider partners have shared with us: Telehealth is a means to improve patient access and provider efficiency, especially as value-based care and reimbursement incentives provide a greater share of revenue,” said Otto. “Telehealth solutions are being used increasingly to provide the connection point between chronically ill patients and healthcare providers, and extend the care continuum beyond the traditional healthcare system.”