eSTART

The most successful telehealth programs begin with assessment. Our eSTART assessment is a site visit by our project director and systems specialist designed to identify telehealth solutions for your organization. We'll do a comprehensive analysis of your organization and facility’s ability to sustain a telehealth program, whether it be clinical, educational or administrative. Through this process, our experts have identified high-potential revenue streams that administrators had not considered. We want to help your program get off the ground. Telemedicine can help you better serve your patients, but in order to sustain the program, it must be financially feasible. Your facility is valuable to the patients you serve - it's in everyone's best interest that telemedicine help improve your bottom line.

INCREASE INTERNAL BUY-IN

We will interview key “influencers” within your organization, including administrators, key department chair/heads, board member(s). Our third-party perspective has proven invaluable in helping tease out and avoid potential pitfalls. We can help you increase internal buy-in and help address any misperceptions about telemedicine.

UNLOCK REVENUE STREAMS

We’ll determine unmet needs within your service area that can be met through telemedicine. In addition to scouring previously conducted community needs assessments and economic development surveys, we’ll interview local public health professionals, local government officials, social service agencies and other health service providers to identify service gaps and volume. We'll help you develop a business model that will generate stable funding streams now and in the future.

BUILD ON EXISTING TELEHEALTH PROGRAMS

Often facilities have previous experience with telemedicine, but the program has stagnated. We’ll help you identify opportunities for re-purposing equipment if you are unclear about whether equipment from a previous contract can be used to contract service from another provider.

DEVELOP SECURITY POLICIES

We’ll help you comply with state and federal law by developing policies that will protect both you and your patients.

DETERMINE YOUR IT NEEDS

While on-site, an HTRC systems specialist will work with your IT staff to determine your technology and training needs. This review will include an analysis of the connectivity range available in the region and what bandwidth you’ll need, many of the organizations that we have helped have discovered that it’s not as much as previously thought.