Personalized Healthcare Experience that is both Convenient and Affordable.
Delivering Value to the Community
CareSpace environments located within community health centers, senior centers or recreation centers, social service providers and congregate meal sites, retail outlets such as groceries and drug stores, among others provide a personalized healthcare experience that is both convenient and affordable. A CareSpace can augment any brick and mortar investment as an access point, such as an Urgent Care or a Same Day Center.
Telehealth care provides an opportunity to “meet patients where they are” by providing responsive and readily accessible personalized care, care coordination, and chronic disease management focused on reducing hospitalizations and the need for higher levels of care. In particular, those living in rural settings benefit from access to specialists, counseling services, social services, as well as primary care, in areas where these services are typically in short supply and high demand.
Chronic disease management is one example of the quality of life impact that can be made through telehealth care. The Report to Congress: E-health and Telemedicine of August 12, 2016, by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, states that telehealth appears to hold particular promise for chronic disease management. Almost 50 percent of all adults in the United States have at least one chronic illness. Chronic disease accounts for approximately 75 percent of all health care expenditures and contributes to about 70 percent of all deaths in this country. Many persons with chronic conditions are elderly, and therefore have mobility limitations. Moreover, people with multiple chronic conditions typically require frequent visits to clinicians. Ensuring ready access to care for such individuals may help avert costly emergency room visits or hospital stays…… Prepared by Office of Health Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)