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White Paper | Reduce Risk & Lower Costs for Correctional Health Through Virtual Specialty Care

Published on April 3, 2023  |  By: RubiconMD Clinical Operations Team

Address the complex healthcare needs of incarcerated patients with the only HITRUST certified multi-specialty care platform to improve quality, cost, and safety outcomes.

Of the millions of primary care patients treated in correctional facilities, many live with substantial medical challenges. Incarcerated patients are often more complex to treat, presenting with higher rates of chronic disease, mental illness, and substance abuse disorders than the general population. They also may have a history of trauma, abuse, or neglect, which impacts their physical and mental health. Correctional healthcare providers face unique challenges that are not typical in traditional healthcare settings, working in a sometimes unpredictable environment, where resources and access to specialty care is limited. Further, providers balance the needs of their patients with the safety and security concerns of the correctional organization, adding more costs and layers of complexity every day.

eConsult+ is an integrated model that facilitates fair access to virtual specialty care and addresses foundational challenges to delivering health equity. eConsults improve care coordination and facilitate timely access without the challenge of offsite transport. eConsults empower primary care clinicians to deliver more effective care within the correctional setting, avoiding ~70% of referrals and improving care planning 80% of the time.

RubiconMD is uniquely experienced in supporting the needs of correctional healthcare organizations, with over 17,000 eConsults to date from correctional healthcare providers, and serving facilities across the US with best-in-class specialist insights.

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See how proactive use of eConsults for diabetes management reduced population health A1c by 1.5% and reduced referrals per visit by 15%.