Increasing Access to Healthcare
Telemedicine: Health Care from a Distance
From the halls of the White House to exam rooms around the country, the American healthcare system is changing. Rules, processes, terminology, and payment structures are all in a state of flux. What will not change, no matter the acronym of the moment, is the core connection between doctor and patient. A unique opportunity exists for the skilled individuals who have awareness of the opportunity telemedicine presents, and the experience, credibility, and know-how to optimize this new segment of the healthcare spectrum.
With a documented shortage of physicians throughout the healthcare continuum, the need and demand for healthcare professionals will continue to magnify. Telemedicine is the solution to accommodate the demand for increasing access to healthcare.
Telemedicine is uniquely positioned to assist the health care industry in its drive to achieve the Triple Aim Initiative as outlined by the Institute for Healthcare (IHI). The Triple Aim seeks to:
- Improve the patient experience of care (quality and satisfaction)
- Increase access to care
- Reduce the per capita costs of care
TeleMed2U chief medical officer and co-founder Dr. Javeed Siddiqui is passionate about developing telemedicine into an industry standard for increasing access to healthcare. This is evident from the national recognition that he and TeleMed2U have garnered for innovative program development and service delivery, from organizations such as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), California Center for Disease Control (CDC), Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), and the California Telehealth Network (CTN), as well as multiple commercial payer organizations.