Community Health Center of Cape Cod Now Offers Teledermatology ServicesMay 4, 2018
Community Health Center of Cape Cod continues to grow and add new services, the latest of which is Teledermatology. CHC providers are now able capture and forward high-resolution images of a patient’s skin health concerns to a board certified dermatologist for review. This service will help patients to gain access to specialty care during a primary care visit. It also allows CHC providers to manage a larger number of patients in-house, while referring patients with more serious skin concerns to be seen by a specialist sooner. Research demonstrates that early intervention has a direct positive impact on long-term health outcomes.
CHC introduced telehealth services in 2016. Telehealth offerings include video interpreting services, teleoptometry and a home telehealth program. CHC also offers telepsychiatry, utilizing video conferencing technology for virtual delivery of psychiatry services to patients.
Telehealth provides an avenue to participate in the shift to value-based care by offering patients new ways to access healthcare, improving the quality of care for patients through sustained connections between clinician and patient and improving patient outcomes and experience.
To learn more about telehealth services at CHC of Cape Cod, please contact Emily Phillips, Telehealth Program Manager at email@example.com or call 508-477-7090 ext. 1177.