Safety Net Connect, HubMD to Expand Timely Access to Virtual Specialty Care

Safety Net Connect (SNC), a provider of innovative healthcare technology solutions, has announced its partnership with HubMD, a virtual medical group of physician specialists, the company said.

This partnership increases access to specialty care by connecting medically underserved populations with HubMD specialists through SNC´s Converge Telehealth Platform. With this end-to-end solution, HubMD and SNC can rapidly respond to the increased need for COVID-19 consultation and referral requests (particularly among high-risk correctional healthcare patients), as well as the growing need for online access to specialty care for medical and behavioral conditions unrelated to the pandemic.

With integrated eConsult, eReferral and Televisit technology — the Converge telehealth platform enables care delivery in the primary care office or “medical home” (including correctional settings) which significantly reduces the patient´s need to travel. PCPs can securely contact HubMD´s team of specialists for an electronic peer-to-peer consultation and develop a care plan specific to the needs of each patient. And if a specialty appointment is deemed necessary, the patient can receive a real-time video consultation with a HubMD specialist physician right from the primary care office or medical home.

The partnership will benefit SNC, HubMD, and their clients, by broadening the scope of their offerings. HubMD will provide SNC´s clients with access to a broad panel of expert specialty physicians. Likewise, SNC´s Converge eConsult system will offer HubMD providers with a proven infrastructure for referral guidelines, decision support algorithms, health information and document attachments, and workflow management.