RENO, Nev., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CSI and Consult A Doctor have joined together to fill the need for cost effective and accessible evidence-based medical care, technology, and patient education by facilitating innovative worksite and home-based telemedicine. Consumers have become more educated regarding the availability of alternative methods of accessing lower cost, high quality care, and the CSI/Consult A Doctor partnership is well positioned to address current and future problems in the health care system, bringing change in the way medical care gets accessed and delivered.
CSI has provided convenient accessible health care through patient interactive kiosks for over thirty-two years and has developed the first unattended clinic and remote medication management system available in their CSI Health Resource Center. CSI and Consult A Doctor have created a powerful partnership empowering consumers with unlimited access to licensed doctors via the CSI Health Resource Center, also known as the CSI Managed Health System Kiosk.
CSI Health Resource Centers are being installed in corporate worksites, doctor's offices and clinics, community centers, prisons, and hospital emergency rooms and provides the ability to eliminate up to 45 paper documents while creating a PHR/EMR and streamlining the emergency room process. In the corporate market, CSI has revolutionized health care for its clients by providing Telehealth, drastically reducing costs, and helping employees manage their own costs with the CSI Health Resource Center.
"CSI was founded to help build a culture that values preventive health management over a disease-based healthcare system, and we believe if individuals can easily access screening and preventive healthcare tools, they will choose to be proactive in monitoring and managing their own health. Consumerism is a critical factor in the pursuit of health information and intervention and our new alliance will enable employers and health plans to define online care and site-based clinical engagements," says Charles Bluth, CEO and founder of CSI.
Industry statistics show that up to 70 percent of all doctor office visits are for common illnesses or basic medical questions and up to 66 percent of emergency room visits are non-emergencies, costing an average of $1,500 per visit. Telemedicine consultations provided by Consult A Doctor can reduce health care costs for all payers by providing members with convenient, efficient access to medically equivalent care in a lower cost setting, thereby reducing unnecessary doctor and ER visits.
CSI's Interoperable Medical Professional Platform delivers the ability to aggregate telemedicine and other innovative consumer capabilities so that insurers and third-party administrators can easily capitalize on new revenue opportunities while drastically reducing costs and improving services to groups and individuals. "Telemedicine dramatically lowers health care expenses, which translates to a healthier bottom line for payers, employers, and consumers. The need and potential for multi-dimensional telemedicine in American healthcare is enormous," states Wolf Shlagman, CEO of Consult A Doctor.
About Consult A Doctor, Inc.
Consult A Doctor's proprietary nationwide network of U.S.-based physicians provides specific answers to medical questions and advice regarding non-emergency, routine medical conditions. All consult A Doctor physicians are carefully screened, credentialed and have malpractice insurance coverage. They discuss symptoms, recommend treatment options, diagnose many minor conditions, and can prescribe medication when appropriate. Consult A Doctor's telemedicine service reduces healthcare costs for all payers by providing members with convenient, efficient access to medically equivalent care in a lower-cost setting, and considerably reduces unnecessary doctor, ER, and urgent care visits.
For more information about Consult A Doctor, please call 888-688-DOCTOR (888-688-3628) or visit http://www.consultadoctor.com
About Computerized Screening, Inc.
Computerized Screening, Inc. is a privately held health care technology, medical device and information company that has been in the business of manufacturing medical kiosks in the U.S. for over 32 years. CSI's mission has been to dramatically decrease health care costs by providing ease-of-use access to self administered health and fitness testing, and to provide individuals with convenient access to health monitoring and assessment tools, early symptom detection, and information that promotes wellness, disease prevention, and individual responsibility for personal health. CSI technology offers innovative Telehealth solutions that enable users to establish a Personal Health Record (PHR), storage and retrieval of valuable health progress over time for personal analysis and discussion with a physician. CSI's goal is to serve as an innovative solutions company that builds, aggregates and delivers custom programs and services through problem/solution comprehension, health care expertise, customization and open architecture. With the recent passage of health reform, CSI is well positioned to aid health care cost mitigation and implement risk improvement measures that target chronic illnesses and encourages wellness.
CSI serves the needs of purchasers all over the world. Through our work with the US Department of Defense, we supply blood pressure monitoring kiosks to the U.S. Military in all U.S. states and 12 territories as well as other countries including Africa, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Turkey.
To contact CSI, please call 775-359-1191, 1-800-533-9230, or visit http://www.computerizedscreening.com
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