TeleHealth Solution

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Is Your Community Medically Underserved or Currently In A Health Professional Shortage Area?

TeleMedicine is closing the gaps between Rural America by providing top Hospitalist talent as a TeleHospitalist. Taking the burden off of your current medical staff by assuming rolls from nocturnal & weekends to the medically underserved of America.

Learn about these definitions HSPA and MUA/Ps:

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs)

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) are designations that indicate health care provider shortages in:

  • Primary care;
  • Dental health; or
  • Mental health

These shortages may be geographic-, population-, or facility-based:

  • Geographic Area
    • A shortage of providers for the entire population within a defined geographic area.
  • Population Groups
    • A shortage of providers for a specific population group(s) within a defined geographic area (e.g., low income, migrant farmworkers, and other groups)
  • Facilities
    • Other Facility (OFAC)—public or non-profit private medical facilities serving a population or geographic area designated as a HPSA with a shortage of health providers
    • Correctional Facility—medium to maximum security federal and state correctional institutions and youth detention facilities with a shortage of health providers
    • State Mental Hospitals—state or county hospitals with a shortage of psychiatric professionals (mental health designations only)
    • Automatic Facility HPSAs (Auto HPSAs)—a facility that is automatically designated as a HPSA by statute or through regulation without having to apply for a designation:
      • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)—health centers that provide primary care to an underserved area or population, offer a sliding fee scale, provide comprehensive services, have an ongoing quality assurance program, and have a governing board of directors. All organizations receiving grants under Health Center Program Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act are FQHCs. Find additional information and requirements (PDF – 259 KB) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
      • FQHC Look-A-Likes (LALs)—LALS are community-based health care providers that meet the requirements of the HRSA Health Center Program, but do not receive Health Center Program funding.
      • Indian Health Facilities—Federal Indian Health Service (IHS), Tribally-run, and Urban Indian health clinics that provide medical services to members of federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Natives.
      • IHS and Tribal Hospitals—Federal Indian Health Service (IHS), Tribally-run hospitals that provide inpatient and outpatient medical services to members of federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Natives.
      • Dual-funded Community Health Centers/Tribal Clinics—health centers that receive funding from Tribal entities and HRSA to provide medical services to members of federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Natives.
      • CMS-Certified Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) that meet National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site requirements—outpatient clinics located in non-urbanized areas that are certified as RHCs by CMS and meet NHSC Site requirementsincluding accepting Medicaid, CHIP, and providing services on a sliding fee scale.

Aside from Auto HPSAs and HPSAs for federal correctional facilities, state Primary Care Offices (PCOs) must submit applications to designate all HPSAs.

HRSA reviews these applications to determine if they meet the eligibility criteria for designation. The main eligibility criterion is that the proposed designation meets a threshold ratio for population to providers.

Once designated, HRSA scores HPSAs on a scale of 0-25 for primary care and mental health, and 0-26 for dental health, with higher scores indicating greater need.

Find out more about the HPSA designation process.

Medically Underserved Areas and Populations (MUA/Ps) & Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs)

Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) and Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs) identify geographic areas and populations with a lack of access to primary care services.

MUAs have a shortage of primary care health services for residents within a geographic area such as:

  • a whole county;
  • a group of neighboring counties;
  • a group of urban census tracts; or
  • a group of county or civil divisions.

MUPs are specific sub-groups of people living in a defined geographic area with a shortage of primary care health services.  These groups may face economic, cultural, or linguistic barriers to health care. Examples include, but are not limited to, those who are:

  • homeless;
  • low-income;
  • Medicaid-eligible;
  • Native American; or
  • migrant farmworkers.

MUA/P designations are based on the Index of Medical Underservice (IMU).  IMU is calculated based on four criteria:

  • the population to provider ratio;
  • the percent of the population below the federal poverty level;
  • the percent of the population over age 65; and
  • the infant mortality rate.

IMU can range from 0 to 100, where zero represents the completely underserved.  Areas or populations with IMUs of 62.0 or less qualify for designation as an MUA/P.

For Comprehensive Data Please Visit the Following HRSA Sites compiled by the Government:

View Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) Interactive Map
View HPSA Interactive Map
View MUA/Ps Interactive Map

24/7 Coverage

Our technology instantly contacts our TeleHospitalists so patients can remain on-site, avoid transfers, and enjoy continuity of care.

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Nocturnal Coverage

Our TeleHospitalists provide quality, patient-focused care for your nocturnal needs, cutting the average nocturnal rate of transfers by half.

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Mid-Level Supervision

Whether on an as-needed basis or just to fill in for a brief period of time TeleHealth Solution, we can serve as the Medical Director of your facility.

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Cross Coverage

TeleHealth Solution will provide virtual admissions at a critical access hospital, keeping rural patients local and improving hospital revenues.

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Code Blue/Rapid Response

TeleHealth Solution’s on-demand TeleHospitalists can remotely run a code for your hospital with our live audio-video TeleMedicine Carts.

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Rural Health Care TeleMedicine

TeleMedicine: A Welcomed Addition in Rural Areas Nationwide.

By Cross examining Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Medically Underserved Areas and Populations (MUA/Ps) you can understand where TeleMedicine and TeleHospitalists are providing care thats changing lives.

HSPA and MUA/PS Interactive Maps and Details

Rural Healthcare Burdens & How TeleMedicine With TeleHealth Solution Helps.

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Critical Access TeleMedicine

Our TeleMedicine Technology

Our TeleMedicine Device is Compact, Advanced and powered by one of the largest hospitalist networks in the country.  Examine and consult with patients in the clinical setting or remotely with the FDA Approved IDM100. No other device on the market compares to its technologic advancements

  • The cyber-secure IDM100 captures, stores, and manages cardiopulmonary and vital signs data.
  • 3- & 12-lead ECG
  • Electronic stethoscope
  • Suntech™ NIBP with MAP and pulse rate
  • Covidien Genius 2™ Tympanic Thermometer
  • NellCor Oximax™ SpO2 with respiratory rate
  • Hearing test with interpreted audiogram
  • 2 internal HD cameras for medical images and video
  • Patient management using Care Central (patient data software with alerts, trending, EMR sync, and Virtual Exam Room)
  • Spirometry with interpretation for lung evaluation
Our Technology
Our TeleMedicine Technology is Compact, Advanced and powered by one of the largest hospitalist networks in the country

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