By Tim Bredup
National telehealth provider, Teladoc, will unveil its new telehealth solution for physicians called TeladocConnect at the 2012 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition (HIMSS12) being held Feb. 20-24 at the Las Vegas Venetian Sands Expo Center, booth 13328.
TeladocConnect allows physicians to connect with patients 24/7 via telephone or secure online video. If a patient’s regular physician is unavailable, the consultation request is directed to Teladoc’s network of U.S.-based, board-certified physicians, which acts as an extension of the physician’s practice.
Physician practices, distribution partners and health plans can sign up for TeladocConnect. The service allows physician reimbursement for consults and generates an additional revenue stream for partners and physicians. TeladocConnect provides an affordable alternative to costly urgent care and emergency room visits, and offers physicians the flexibility to deliver consultations at any time from any location with minimal administrative overhead.
When patients request a consultation with their primary care physician, the physician is alerted and given the opportunity to respond. If the physician is unavailable, the consult request is routed to the Teladoc physician network, providing cross-coverage care for patients when needed.