How eConsults Reduce Cost of Care
- Digital Health
- Health Policy
- Medicaid Managed Care
- Primary Care
- Thought Leaders
Leveraging the AristaMD eConsult platform effectively reduces the cost of care across the healthcare spectrum by reducing unnecessary referrals and securing timely access to necessary care, from within the primary care setting.
“AristaMD’s platform saves money. And ,I believe, saves time. A lot of mid-levels are using the service in order to reduce over or under testing. The platform allows for a more direct workup of the problem that they’re trying to figure out rather than doing this overall global kind of workup for somebody that’s more pointed and exact. The direct route provided by the platform saves a lot of money as well.
Also, the nurse practitioners and the PAs, end up being able to learn something from it so thato the next time they go to work somebody up for the same problem, they’re not repeating all of the same testing. They’re more pointedly saying ‘oh this is what I need to do because this isn’t the differential, this is the kind of work that I need to do over time’. Over time what we’re finding specialists are getting used the platform to the point where if they see a referral coming from us they know it’s going to be a high quality referral. The specialists know they’re not going to have to provide primary care in the specialty care setting and consume resources that are better spent treating a different population. The eConsult platform streamlines the access to care by specialists in that way.”