ReferralMD and ConferMED Offer First-of-Its-Kind Telehealth Partnership to Increase Access to Speciality Care
Innovative healthcare technology solution benefits patients nationally.
ReferralMD, a leader in referral management and patient access technology, and ConferMED, a premier eConsult platform developed by primary care providers, are joining forces to improve access to specialty care for patients without ready access to highly-sought specialties, including Endocrinology, Cardiology and Dermatology and more than forty others.
This partnership combines the benefits of rapid specialist response, minimal workflow disruption, and enhanced patient experience with an intelligent platform featuring robust referral management tools that can be used both as a standalone or electronic health record (EHR) integrated solution.
With ConferMED’s national network of board-certified specialists in adult and pediatric fields and ReferralMD’s referral management platform and EHR integration experience, the partnership brings a seamless integrated solution to primary care providers looking to confer with specialists prior to referring patients for face-to-face visits.
Daren Anderson MD, Director of ConferMED, states, “our data consistently show that upwards of 85 percent of patients referred to common specialties, do not require a face-to-face visit with a specialist. These data, coupled with a shortage of specialty providers, indicate an urgent need for a telehealth solution such as ConferMED. Our partnership with ReferralMD will help us address the need and substantially improve access to specialty services.”
“With our EHR-integrated eConsult solution, we are excited to offer our clients the option of leveraging their own network specialty care providers or connecting with ConferMED’s specialists via our platform,” said Rick Hammer, Chief Product Officer at ReferralMD. “The seamless solution eliminates unnecessary face-to-face specialty care visits, reduces costs and improves the patient’s experience.”
ReferralMD delivers proven consult and referral management, patient access and CRM marketing solutions that help hospitals, health systems, networks, and payers streamline the referral process, decrease patient leakage and improve communication between providers and patients. With powerful clinical decision support tools and real-time analytics, ReferralMD helps healthcare providers increase revenue, drive operational efficiencies and improve customer service. To learn more about ReferralMD, please visit http://www.getreferralmd.com.
ConferMED allows primary care providers to quickly and easily communicate with a national network of specialists in all major adult and pediatric medical and behavioral health disciplines via a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform. Questions requiring a specialty consult frequently can be resolved for the PCP without requiring the patient to incur the cost and inconvenience of a specialist visit. ConferMED is currently providing eConsults to primary care providers and practices in 15 states. To learn more, visit http://www.ConferMED.com.