NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Safety Net Connect (SNC), a leading provider of innovative web-based healthcare solutions for organizations assisting underserved populations, and the creator of eConsult, today announced a new partnership with TeleMed2U, a company that provides real-time access to physician specialists through the use of televideo services.
“Specialty providers are in short supply and high demand,” said Chris Cruttenden, president of SNC. “Pairing eConsult – our web-based consultation and care-coordination system – with TeleMed2U’s multi-specialty group of telehealth-trained physicians will advance the delivery of quality specialty care to underserved and rural populations. We are very excited about this collaboration.”
The eConsult system provides PCPs an easy-to-use, web-based care coordination system that effectively triages access to specialty care. TeleMed2U’s multi-specialty medical group provides specialty care to patients using real-time audio-video teleconferencing, enabling patients in rural areas to receive specialty care without the need for travel.
This unique partnership expands the capabilities and definition of telehealth – providing faster access to specialty care, while allowing patients to receive that care in their primary care office – or medical home. Using eConsult’s secure platform, PCPs can contact TeleMed2U’s team of specialists for an electronic peer-to-peer consultation to develop a care plan specific to the needs of the patient. And if a specialty appointment is deemed necessary, the patient can receive a real-time video consultation with a TeleMed2U specialist physician right from their primary care office.
“eConsult is an important tool in the field of telehealth,” said Dr. Javeed Siddiqui, Chief Medical Officer for TeleMed2U. “Our partnership with SNC strengthens our mission of providing excellent specialty care to large numbers of patients regardless of socioeconomic status or location.”
The partnership will benefit SNC, TeleMed2U and their clients by broadening the scope of their offerings. TeleMed2U will provide SNC’s clients with a wider group of specialty physicians and teleconferencing capabilities. Likewise, SNC’s eConsult system will offer TeleMed2U a proven infrastructure for referral guidelines, decision support algorithms, health information and document attachments, and workflow management.
TeleMed2U is a 100% telemedicine based multi-specialty group of board-certified physicians that supplies its clients with real-time access to physician specialists through the use of telemedicine. Each TeleMed2U specialist is specifically selected for his or her medical expertise and sensitivity to the consumer experience. All are board-certified and fellowship-trained with a minimum of 10 years of experience as a practicing doctor of medicine. They are licensed in the states in which their patients reside and are fully credentialed with the facilities that TeleMed2U serves. For more information, please visit www.telemed2u.com.
About Safety Net Connect
Since 2009, Safety Net Connect (SNC) has partnered with public and private organizations to provide a multitude of successful and nationally recognized web-based healthcare solutions for underserved and safety net populations. SNC’s innovative solutions have reached over 5 million patients from clients such as Los Angeles Department of Health Services (LADHS), MedPoint, LA Care, Orange County Healthcare Agency, CalOptima, San Diego Healthcare Agency, and Cook County MHN (an Illinois Medicaid Project). For more information, please visit www.safetynetconnect.com.