WASHINGTON, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ConsejoSano will participate in the "Unlocking the Power of Telehealth" Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute briefing event, hosted by Congressman Xavier Becerra on April 19th in Washington, DC. At the event, ConsejoSano's CEO Abner Mason, will join a panel of healthcare thought leaders, digital health and wellness associations to highlight challenges and explore solutions to address access in the healthcare industry for the underserved communities.
Hispanics face a variety of obstacles to obtaining appropriate and timely health care. Degree of acculturation, language, and isolation all directly affect access to care. Recent arrivals to the United States are more likely to be isolated from mainstream U.S. society and to be unfamiliar with the U.S. health care system, a situation that may interfere with obtaining appropriate and timely care.
By leaving millions of underserved Latinos without crucial healthcare resources, emergency rooms across the country are unable to meet the demand of walk-in patients who typically seek medical advice for non-emergency ailments.
"The underserved Latino community deserves access to culturally and linguistically high-quality preventive health services and ConsejoSano is committed to the vision of providing healthcare access to every person in America," said Abner Mason, CEO of ConsejoSano.
By offering this low cost easy-to-use service, ConsejoSano has become the first Hispanic health platform in the US to provide a viable solution to address the challenges Hispanics face in the US health system because it was not designed to meet the needs of the underserved Spanish-speaking community.
ConsejoSano aims to reduce cost, increase engagement and simplify care with its Hispanic health platform. ConsejoSano's telehealth service is offered via phone or through mobile apps, with doctors available 24/7, and includes unlimited access to features in the apps including educational videos, infographics and blogs. For more information visit www.consejosano.com