Challenge #1: Medical-legal considerations.
All providers involved in the ACCESS network will be credentialed with each hospital where they provide patient care. We offer a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to every hospital that joins the ACCESS network and 11 of the 30 hospital selected to participate in this statewide THS have sign a contract with NMXS which will further help clarify with medical-legal concerns.
Additionally, ACCESS physicians will provide a written report of the recommendation to the referring hospital via the telehealth system with in minutes from completing the consults providing back up for the spoke HCP acting o the hub HCP recommendation.
One goal of the statewide External Scientific Community Advisory Committee (ESCAC) — which we will establish in Tier IV of our community integration plan — will be to create standards for using telehealth statewide. This will result in greater comfort for providers participating in ACCESS.