PHC is actively working on ways to offer expanded telehealth services to our members and to our network of providers. PHC aims to provide and increase its telehealth services and programs within the communities we serve, and will continue to look for opportunities to improve access to quality care. We are committed to supporting telehealth services because we believe it to be an effective vehicle for increasing access to care for our members, equipping providers with additional ways of delivering care and helping the communities in which we serve.
So what is Telehealth you may ask? Telehealth can be defined as "A collection of means or methods for enhancing health care, public health, and health education delivery and support using telecommunication technologies" ("What is Telehealth", 2016). Telehealth allows vast modalities of delivery methods that serve community, patient and provider needs. These modalities make it possible for patients to receive specialty care through live videoconferencing, obtain expert medical advice/feedback from providers via secure email, allows provider sites to share data, pictures and video recordings securely and permits patients to receive health tips on ways to stay active, eat healthy and maintain healthy pregnancies. Telehealth also makes it possible for primary care providers to collaborate directly with specialists, receive expert medical advice and recommendations, and obtain feedback to manage specialty care patients.
Source: What is Telehealth.(2016). Retrieved from http://cchpca.org/what-is-telehealth
For providers interested in bringing telehealth services to their organization or more about PHC Telehealth programs contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.