AMD Global Telemedicine and US Telehealth Partner to Deliver Telemedicine Services for Louisiana Department of Corrections
Telemedicine Program Supports 600% Increase in Patient Volume
Chelmsford, MA, February 12, 2014 – AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD), the world’s leading supplier of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS)TM, announces a partnership with US Telehealth to deliver telemedicine services for the Louisiana Department of Corrections.
The partnership between AMD Global Telemedicine and US Telehealth supports the 600% increase in the number of inmates that need healthcare services in northern Louisiana’s state and parish prison facilities. AMD is providing the telemedicine equipment that resides onsite in the prison facilities and enables a remote physician to perform a patient exam. US Telehealth is orchestrating the physician services and clinic scheduling for routine check-ups, emergency consultations and scheduled visits.
“AMD’s telemedicine technology combined with US Telehealth services allow the Department to have up to 15 patients be seen by a specialized physician in only a four hour block of time,” commented Dr. Raman Singh, Medical and Mental Health Director at the Louisiana Department of Corrections. “The telemedicine technology improves access to care by providing the opportunity to have a meaningful patient encounter. All the medical images and assessment data is right there in one place and can be easily viewed by both parties. This solution is good for public safety and reduces costs by allowing some of the needed medical care to be delivered without the need to transport the patients outside of our facilities,” added Dr. Singh.
The AMD Global Telemedicine technologies used for this program deliver live medical images from connected medical devices and scopes, real-time video from an examination camera, and the ability to view patient documents and vital signs data all in the same online platform.
US Telehealth telemedicine services offer access to physicians that cover 16 medical specialties including primary care, ENT, neurology, pulmonology and endocrinology. These in-facility services reduce the need to take a prisoner to an outside medical facility for a clinical assessment, and help lower the risk of inmate escapes during medical transport.
For more information about AMD Global Telemedicine products and technology visit www.amdtelemedicine.com or call 1-866-511-0923.
For more information about US Telehealth visit www.us-telehealth.com.
For additional details about the telemedicine program at the Louisiana Department of Corrections, visit http://theadvocate.com/news/7691156-123/state-expands-use-of-telemedicine.
About AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc.
AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc. (AMD) is the leading provider of Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS)TM to over 7,500 patient end-points in more than 94 countries. Since 1991, AMD has pioneered the development of clinical telemedicine as a way of bringing quality medical care to rural and underdeveloped areas around the world. AMD provides personalized telemedicine solutions pairing our specialized medical devices with our data aggregation and communication technologies, in order to connect a patient with a remote clinical healthcare provider. For more information on AMD Global Telemedicine please visit www.amdtelemedicine.com.
About US Telehealth
Offering a comprehensive turn-key solution, US Telehealth is bringing a wide array of professional medical services to arenas as diverse and remote as offshore oil rigs and correctional facilities. US Telehealth facilitates access to American physicians worldwide who can provide care ranging from emergency consultations to routine check-ups and scheduled visits with a specialist. This means that regardless of your location, you can expect virtually the same level of care you would receive at home. To put it simply, US Telehealth is removing the boundaries that once separated high quality medical care from those who need it most. For more information on US Telehealth, please visit www.us-telehealth.com.
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