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Utilizing Telehealth to Deliver Patient Care at the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center

A talk by Albert Ferreira
Director Telehealth Operations, The MetroHealth System

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About this talk

Delivering patient care services within the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center presents unique challenges. Routine and chronic care management of the inmates places a significant cost and logistical burden on the center. Therefore, care coordination between correctional staff and health care providers is essential to maintain the overall health of the inmate population. The use of Telehealth delivered care has enabled timely access to primary and specialty care services in addition to reducing the total cost of care.

Key Takeaways

  1. Leveraging Telehealth enables the timely delivery of patient care services and reduces care costs
  2. Care coordination is the key to improvement in managing the overall health of inmates
  3. Telehealth improves access to primary and specialty care services for inmates