Televero Health Offers Immediate Telehealth Assessment for Coronavirus with Critical Care M.D.s; Wants People to Get Assistance They Need Right Now Where It’s Most Safe
New remote consultation service for people who believe they may have COVID-19 symptoms offers physician-recommended triage and direction on next-steps. Provides self-quarantine and follow-up instructions for medical and associated behavioral care right from home.
Austin, Texas-based Televero Health wants people to get the Coronavirus assistance they need, in a new way that helps them feel safer and more secure at home. Their COVID-19 Telehealth offering, launching today, is an innovative way to contain, prevent, and monitor disease. The goal is to send concerned Americans to the right place, filtering out those who do not yet require direct intervention from emergency rooms and doctor’s offices (where they might infect others). This program also aids in isolating at-risk, but asymptomatic people away from medical facilities – preventing unnecessary exposure.
“Televero’s experts each possess over thirty years of practical medical experience, spanning infectious disease outbreaks, pulmonary and cardiac illnesses, and pandemic response efforts.” said Philip Sanger, MD, board-certified pulmonologist. “We are providing a means to lower the curve in an unprecedented way through these remote consultations for those experiencing symptoms consistent with influenza or coronavirus disease (COVID-19), or who have questions and concerns about exposure risk. We want to make sure patients are assured they are safe and secure, as well as having peace of mind they are not at risk of spreading further infection.”
Dr. Sanger has led the charge on modernizing healthcare solutions to improve accessibility and quality for Texas residents. He is the founder of Televero Health, co-founder of the Austin Healthcare Council, and former Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at Texas Tech in Lubbock, TX.
The Televero expert staff also includes:
Vincent Friedewald, MD (board-certified cardiologist): as former chairman and medical director of Argus One Systems Corporation, Dr. Friedewald programmed response efforts to detect and report biological and chemical disease outbreaks (SARS, MERS, H1N1 virus) in highly susceptible communities.
E. Clinton Lawrence, MD (board-certified pulmonologist): as a nationally recognized expert in pulmonary and immunologic disorders, Dr. Lawrence personally oversaw lung and heart transplant programs for both Stanford and Emory Universities. Dr. Lawrence is currently serving as director of the Andrew J. McKelvey Lung Transplantation Center and holder of the Augustus J. McKelvey Chair in Lung Transplantation Medicine.
Louis Roddy, MD (board-certified pulmonologist): a fixture in the greater-Houston area, Dr. Roddy maintains an active practice for patients faced with pulmonary disorders. His resume, which spans nearly forty-five years, includes roles as medical director and chief medical officer across prominent healthcare groups.
Within the digital age of consumer mobile technology, Telehealth is now more accepted than ever before. Telehealth uses digital devices – like personal smartphones, tablets, computers, and remote patient monitoring tools – to allow remote communication and consultation between doctors and patients. Telehealth builds a continuous flow of HIPAA-protected patient health data, so that health professionals can provide fast and accurate recommendations or prescriptions for better patient outcomes.
Through easy-to-use and install mobile apps and home computer software, any patient can set up an appointment. Individuals without access to this technology can take advantage of the service by phone call. They then interface with a board-certified, critical care physician uniquely equipped to provide up-to-date medical information, precautionary measures, and evidence-based follow-up upon a completed assessment. For patients showing signs of higher-risk symptoms, Televero’s physicians will recommend coordinating with the patient’s primary care physician or local hospitals.
In addition to any potential healthcare concerns, many people experience a secondary need in managing severe anxiety, depression, or other mental crises. These psychological challenges can be mentally, physically, and emotionally overwhelming in a time of global crisis, due to fears related with loss of job, income and many other unexpected or forced life-changing events. Individuals may be eligible for further evaluation and intervention by doctors on Televero’s psychiatric staff.
The Telehealth platform is also available as a service to other physicians who find an overnight need to begin offering Telehealth options to their patients. Televero works with care management teams to develop personalized, innovative, and tech-enabled care pathways to meet their population’s needs. The platform and service also can deliver personalized education and resources to patients and families.
Televero’s solutions have been developed by clinicians with deep behavioral health, medical management, and operational experience and expertise associated with complex chronic populations.
Through their combined efforts, Televero aims to lessen the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Texan healthcare system. As the nation contends with a shortage of testing capabilities, overworked health professionals, and an overwhelming confusion on how best to march forward, Televero’s response offers relief to the families, communities, and health providers impacted the most.
About Televero Health
Televero Health is a Telehealth solution provider based in Austin, Texas that partners with community health providers to increase access to mental health and addiction care for remote and rural clinics via turnkey telemedicine services. Their innovative solutions offer proactive specialty care through their digital platform as well as on-demand care management and behavioral risk management solutions for through their on-demand access to medical physicians, psychiatry services and counseling. Their platform is available to practitioners and medical facilities nationwide. Their capability is powered by their proprietary Care Orchestration Engine, which consists of care coordination protocols and evidence-based Care Pathways, developed by their clinicians having decades of deep medical and behavioral health management expertise and operational experience with servicing complex chronic populations.