Telemedicine, which leverages technology to extend care to patients, has become increasingly important as healthcare systems and clinicians seek to utilize telehealth to treat patients during this national emergency. Because Quest Diagnostics is committed to doing everything we can to better serve our communities, we are sharing information to enable engagement with patients via web, phone, or mobile app through CompuGroup Medical’s (CGM) telehealth offering.
The availability of this service comes at a critical time as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) recently announced expanded telehealth access. The emergency declaration under the Stafford Act and the National Emergencies Act waives Medicare’s geographical restrictions on telehealth coverage. Providers can use CGM electronic video consulting (ELVI) in urban and rural areas, as well as in the patient’s home, during a public emergency.
Telemedicine is easy and quick to implement, and the CGM ELVI app—available in both the Google Play and iTunes app stores—is available for patients and providers who are more comfortable using their mobile device.
- Web-based application
- Secure video calls
- Sharing of images, findings, and vital signs
- Multi-browser compatible
- Works with all Windows and Apple operating systems
Key benefits include:
- Provide immobile patients with continuous care
- Reduce the risk of exposure for both patients and providers
- Avoid unnecessary journeys for vulnerable patients
- Respond during work or after hours
- Initiate therapies more rapidly
- Increase patient satisfaction
Request a demo today. For additional information on implementing CGM ELVI capabilities and setting up this feature, you may also call CGM directly at 1.866.590.8895.
Additionally, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently established a $200 million COVID-19 Telehealth Program, appropriated by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the pandemic. Click here to learn more about the program.
Disclaimer: ELVI is not a Quest Diagnostics product, and this communication does not constitute an endorsement of ELVI by Quest Diagnostics.