September 2019

First-of-Its-Kind Telehealth Partnership Increases Access to Specialty Care

Innovative healthcare technology solution benefits patients nationally

ConferMED, a premier eConsult platform developed by primary care providers, and ReferralMD, a leader in referral management and patient access technology, are joining forces to improve access to specialty care for patients without ready access to highly-sought specialties, including Endocrinology, Cardiology and Dermatology and more than forty others.

This partnership combines the benefits of rapid specialist response, minimal workflow disruption, and enhanced patient experience with an intelligent platform featuring robust referral management tools that can be used both as a standalone or electronic health record (EHR) integrated solution.

With ConferMED’s national network of board-certified specialists in adult and pediatric fields and ReferralMD’s referral management platform and EHR integration experience, the partnership brings a seamless integrated solution to primary care providers looking to confer with specialists prior to referring patients for face-to-face visits.

Daren Anderson MD, Director of ConferMED, states, “Studies show that 69 percent of patients do not require a face-to-face visit with a specialist.  These data, coupled with a shortage of specialty providers, indicates an urgent need for a telehealth solution such as ConferMED.   Our partnership with ReferralMD will help us address the need and provide even more patients with access to specialty services.”

“With our EHR-integrated eConsult solution, we are excited to offer our clients the option of leveraging their own network specialty care providers or connecting with ConferMED’s specialists via our platform,” said Rick Hammer, Chief Product Officer at ReferralMD.  “The seamless solution eliminates unnecessary face-to-face specialty care visits, reduces costs and improves the patient’s experience.”