eConsults are proven to reduce specialty care costs for patients, providers and payers. eConsults also support value-based care in tangible and practical ways by creating a path to faster diagnosis and treatment; improving or eliminating wait times for specialists’ visits; increasing access to sub-specialties; and minimizing worsened health outcomes resulting from delayed patient care.
Providing Access to Pediatric Specialty Expertise by Extending eConsult Offerings to Internal and External Requesting Providers
Boston Children’s launched their eConsults program to provide a streamlined way for internal primary care providers to submit questions, quickly expanding this to an external affiliated provider network of 600+ primary care providers. Additional use cases were identified for inpatient eConsults submitted by community hospitals for review by a pediatric Dermatologist. Offering eConsults while leveraging tools like AristaMD to bridge interoperability between systems ultimately expands access to pediatric specialty expertise.
eConsults address many common pediatric conditions. Treat your pediatric patients in the primary care setting with specialist advice. Review common conditions for pediatric patients.
Primary care providers can access specialists with a sub-specialty in geriatric specialty care. These physicians are board-certified and located in the United States. In most cases, these doctors are board-certified in internal medicine and receive additional education, training, or a fellowship to learn how to care for the unique needs of the elderly. Geriatricians focus on conditions that occur more frequently among those over 65.