Washington, DC, September 30, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Amid the uncertainty of the national healthcare debate and rising premiums, the unique tool offered by United Concierge Medicine (UCM) will be on display in Washington, DC. The UCM team has been tapped as an expert resource for this year’s American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) annual Fall Forum. CEO Keith Algozzine will be featured as an EdgeXpert at the event, dubbed EDGE 2017 being held October 2-4 and will be sharing UCM’s unique virtual employee health care clinic that improves utilizations, saves time and stress, and ultimately reduces costs to employers.
UCM CEO Keith Algozzine, PA-C said, “UCM represents a new era in telemedicine, one where compassionate, customized care is delivered through advanced technology, not four walls of a facility. Our unique model is changing the front door of health care by offering virtual health care clinic that allows patients to access a provider immediately to virtually assess and guide treatment options, avoiding ER and urgent care visits unless truly necessary.”
Launched in 2013, the UCM care model provides a unique new benefit to users – a virtual, on-call provider – and cost savings to employers by driving more appropriate levels of care. Unlike traditional telemedicine options, UCM provides customized and in-depth care from dedicated providers that can include ordering labs and X-rays, referrals and prescriptions. By eliminating the four walls of a hospital, ER or urgent care center, UCM is able to drive down utilization costs and improve care to ultimately save time and money for patients and employers.
Today, this virtual employee health care clinic provides immediate access to dozens of providers for patients from a variety of settings, allowing patients to seek top notch care without the overhead of traditional brick and mortar. UCM’s experience has found a single consult by a patient yields a direct medical cost savings of more than $600, but more importantly, a 99% patient satisfaction rate.
This year’s Fall Forum is being held at Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. Algozzine will be one of about two dozen senior healthcare thought leaders from across the country speaking at learning labs at the annual event.
About ATA’s EDGE Fall Forum
At EDGE 2017, healthcare and policy leaders learn how to move effectively, shape business strategies and policies focused on increased telehealth usage and adoption. EDGE 2017 provides an intimate setting for leaders and high level executives across the healthcare industry to connect, collaborate, and contribute to an ever-expanding dialogue about access, quality, and value. It features educational offerings, including keynotes and visionary sessions from speakers representing wide-ranging field, interests, and organizations in the sector. The Learning Labs will encourage discussion of best practices and the future of telehealth. The Forum offers the opportunity to spend time with multiple current and prospective decision-makers in an intimate setting for better networking and easier exchange of ideas.
United Concierge Medicine is leading technology-enabled health care provider, delivering a unique product at the intersection of concierge medicine and telemedicine. By providing a 24/7 connection between providers and patients through every day technology such as phone, text, video and secure messaging, UCM provides a unique vehicle for improved health care outcomes. We can diagnose, prescribe medications, order lab/x-rays and even referred to local PCPs and specialist, but by providing ease of access and quality care, UCM reduces costs by improving health and reducing unnecessary urgent care and emergency room visits. Our business to business solutions allow businesses, colleges, healthcare organizations and insurers to leverage our providers, technology and expertise to provide telemedicine services under their brand.
Dunn Strategy Group