Address:
3599 Plant Ave Ext
Blackshear, Georgia 31516
USA
866-754-4325
Contact Information
Rena Brewer
RN
Chief Executive Officer
912-285-0902
rena.brewer@gatelehealth.org
Year Incorporated or Founded:
2006
State Incorporated or Founded:
Georgia
Company Type:
Integrated healthcare system (MCO), Medical specialty service aggregator, Medical specialty service provider to healthcare providers, Medical specialty service provider to non-healthcare systems, Patient education/engagement service
Corporate Structure:
Public nonprofit
Description of Services:

Global Partnership for TeleHealth and its affiliate agencies were formed to promote improvements in healthcare and healthcare facilities by assisting in the establishment of telemedicine programs within underserved areas. The use of telemedicine programs drastically reduces the service barriers that exist for patients who live in underserved areas. We work to expand these services further around the world by providing equipment, education and training in hospitals and healthcare facilities that administer telemedicine programs, thereby improving access to care. The Global Partnership for TeleHealth is a non-profit agency based on experience and knowledge gained from years of creating and maintaining telemedicine programs, and made possible by advanced telecommunications, software and equipment. The hallmark of the Global Partnership for TeleHealth is the Open Access Network, a web of national and international strategic partnership clinical access points with successful existing telemedicine programs. This comprehensive network also supports the creation of new telemedicine locations to maximize opportunities for timely specialty services across the globe. Global Partnership for TeleHealth is a worldwide extension of the work of Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth that was established in 2006 in Waycross, Georgia. The original Georgia-based program quickly grew to include state-of-the-art telehealth solutions for individuals living in underserved communities within neighboring Florida and Alabama with the establishment of Alabama Partnership for TeleHealth and Florida Partnership for TeleHealth. These three organizations continue to work towards providing residents of underserved communities in Alabama, Florida and Georgia with access to specialty care within 30 miles of their homes. The work within these three states resulted in the development of the Global Partnership for TeleHealth's centralized scheduling portal to connect patients with specialist consultations via the Open Access Network in a matter of days or even hours versus the weeks or months that it may have taken before.

Tele-Services:
Cardiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Genetics/genetic counseling, Gynecology, Internal medicine, Mental health, Mobile health (mHealth), Nephrology, Neurology, Nutrition, Patient monitoring, Pediatrics, Preventive care, Primary care, Psychiatry, Psychology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Stroke
Tele-Services - Other:
Adult & Pediatric Specialists Primary Care Trauma Units Nursing Homes Mental Health Clinics Child Advocacy Organizations School Systems TPA Stroke Assessment Clinics Correctional Facilities Disaster Recovery Units Continuing Education Programs Consultative Services in network design, telemedicine development and implementation
Ancillary Services:
Continuing education, Continuing medical education, Distance education, Patient education
Currently providing services in:
Alabama, Georgia
Planning to expand to in near future:
Florida, South Carolina
Healthcare professionals have licenses in:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia
Target(s) for services:
Accountable Care Organizations; Assisted living facilities; Community mental health clinics; Correctional facilities; Educational institutions; Employers; FQHCs; Government agencies; Rural hospitals; Urban/suburban Hospitals; Insurers; Military bases; Nursing homes; Patients directly; Private physician practices; Schools; Senior communities; Skilled nursing facilities
Number of customers (hospitals, clinics) currently served:
100+
Number full-time MD/DO telehealth professionals:
121-140
Number part-time MD/DO telehealth professionals:
41-50
Number full-time NP telehealth professionals:
21-25
Number part-time NP telehealth professionals:
21-25
Number full-time PA telehealth professionals:
21-25
Number part-time PA telehealth professionals:
21-25
Number full-time RN telehealth professionals:
61-70
Number part-time RN telehealth professionals:
16-20
After licensing and credentialing, average time to initiate services to new partner/customer:
Less than 1 month
Telemedicine systems used to connect to customers:
Cisco
Electronic health records (EHR) incorporated in services:
Information not available
Wait time for consultation for emergency services:
0-5 minutes
Nonemergent Services wait time other:
Depends on the type of consulations. Varies from 2 hours to 1-2 weeks.
Integrate clinical practice guidelines into teleconsultations and practice:
Yes
How clinical practice guidelines are integrated:
Standard TeleHealth practices to include ATA and TRC Guidelines.
Number of teleconsults performed 2012:
75,000
Number of teleconsults performed 2013:
80,000
Number of teleconsults performed 2014:
85,000
Number of teleconsults performed 2015:
90,000
Provides Billing Services:
No
Payers billed:
Medicare, Medicaid, Private payers (e.g., Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna), Tricare
Teleproviders are physically located in:
Alabama, Georgia
How teleproviders are recruited:
GPT provides a robust telehealth network to support partnering Board Certified Providers and a variety of receiving institutions of telehealth services. GPT’s Scheduling and Credentialing Systems provide a means for clinical services to be delivered by the right provider to the right patient / presenting site.
Company Payment Model:
Subscription
Complies with HIPAA and HITECH:
Yes
Minimum monthly consultation requirement:
no minimum
Minimum number of hospital beds:
no minimum
Minimum number of ICU or NICU beds:
no minimum
Additional company information:

For more information about telemedicine programs in your area or to learn more about how your clinic, hospital or organization can join our network, please email info@gatelehealth.org or call 866-754-4325.


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