Our virtual technology is designed specifically to help alleviate the troubling health disparities of American Indians and Alaska Natives.With a life expectancy that is 4.4 years less than the U.S. population as a whole, and higher death rates than other Americans in a host of categories, including chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, diabetes, unintentional injuries, assaults/homicide, intentional self-harm/suicide and chronic lower respiratory diseases, American Indians and Alaska Natives need more and better access to healthcare professionals as quickly as possible.
The portability and scalability of our equipment can turn almost any available space into an examining room, bringing help -- and health -- closer, an important consideration with a population so widespread and in so many rural areas. Faster service means quicker results.
In addition to basic primary care, we have the ability to connect with specialists in any area -- from cardiology to endocrinologists to obstetrics and psychology and psychiatry. We can also provide educational and preventative programs in all those areas in an effort to address problems before they become medical issues. We are able to assist American Indians and Alaskan Natives improve the quality of and access to care for the patients they serve by expanding access to priority health care services that their patients need, which will result in better quality and health outcomes. This is directly inline with the “all of government” approach to addressing tribal needs.
DecisionPoint Health has also developed a plan of integration that ensures success, we look for buy in and input from the leaders and providers of health care I not only from the IHS system as a whole but also the individual communities. Tribal leaders, health care providers and educators and the patients themselves are all part of the process, this develops a more sustainable effective telehealth program. Our physicians all participate in a cultural awareness program that allows them to treat the patient as individuals while maintaining a sensitivity and awareness to the patients cultural background.
Extensive knowledge of the IHS credentialing process and navigating the differences between Direct Care and Purchase/Referred Care along with the CMS mandates specific to IHS sets us apart in the marketplace and allows us to provide care while still be fiscally responsible.