Frequently Asked Questions
What is TeleHealth?
TeleHealth utilizes HIPA compliant, medical grade video camera technology creating virtual clinics to connect local clients, to a specialist from another location. The specialist can assist local primary care physicians to determine diagnostic conditions and intervention needs. TeleHealth developed due to a shortage of local specialists, especially in rural areas.
The specialty providers do the same assessments and consultations as would be done in person in a regular office visit.
At the conclusion of the TeleHealth visit, the specialists consultation notes and recommendations are sent electronically to the local primary care physician.
What are the benefits of TeleHealth?
- Reducing extended travel to obtain necessary care reduces the related carbon footprint, associated travel expenses and time.
- Patients diagnosed and treated earlier often have improved outcomes and less costly treatments.
- TeleHealth assists in addressing provider shortages
- Specialist can serve more patients using telehealth.
- Employees can avoid absences from work when telehealth services are available locally.
- Family members and care team can participate remotely in consultations.
What is Assistive Technology?
- Assistive technology is a term that is used to describe any device, technology, tool or product that helps individuals improve their daily living.
- The AT program concentrates on helping individuals with challenges improve their ability to communicate, access education, employment and community in order to live more independently.
- Our team has designed a unique comprehensive Assistive Technology program providing 3 critical components: Individualized Assessments, Acquisition of Equipment, and Follow up Training.