Patient Care at Risk Due to Limited Access to Specialists
For urgent needs, chronic conditions and follow-up care, many patients visit an Emergency Department or must sacrifice time and costs to travel to a specialists. As a result, EDs are crowded, costs are escalating and care suffers.
- Patients Wait
- Days for an Appt.
- Of All ED Visits
- Are Non-Emergent
- ED Visits Cost
- on Average
As value-based care programs gain momentum, health systems are acquiring outpatient facilities to keep patients in-network. With telehealth, geographic barriers are eliminated and telemedicine clinics can instantly connect patients to off-site specialists to deliver continuity of care.