Concentra Advances Telemedicine Use with Launch of Tele-Rehabilitation for Work Injuries
ADDISON, Texas — March 1, 2018 — Concentra, the nation’s largest provider of occupational medicine, continues to advance the application of telemedicine for workers’ compensation injury care with the introduction of tele-rehabilitation. Using its proven Concentra Telemed™ platform, patients can now connect with licensed Concentra therapy clinicians to complete physical therapy visits for workers’ compensation injuries—all without having to leave work or home, or arrange transportation.
Early intervention and active therapy treatment for work injury have been proven to reduce primary care utilization, shorten restricted workdays, and reduce work absences. Concentra Telerehab allows patients to receive the therapy they need, providing improved access to treatment options, making it easier for the patient to engage, comply, and complete treatment plans.
Concentra Telerehab is available in California by appointment to patients who initially receive injury treatment through Concentra’s Telemed offering.
“We’re excited to continue building upon the success of our telemedicine solution with the introduction of Concentra Telerehab, bringing proven and essential physical therapy services directly to patients while minimizing disruption to workers’ lives and routines” said Concentra Senior Vice President of National Therapy and Ancillary Services Giovanni Gallara. “Through this offering we will expand patient access and ensure strong outcomes and efficient case closure for employers, which reduces costs and increases productivity.”
Concentra Telerehab leverages the company’s 35+ years in occupational medicine and workplace health to bring trusted physical therapy intervention directly to employees via a real-time video connection on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Concentra’s experienced therapists provide care to injured workers so they receive timely and convenient therapy treatment. These virtual visits deliver high patient satisfaction and improved productivity, while limiting time away from work.
Concentra Telerehab delivers a consistent and comprehensive solution for employers, payors, and employees by leveraging the same Concentra practice model, experienced clinicians, systems, and reporting to deliver seamless, expert care no matter where patients get treatment.
Concentra, a division of Select Medical, is a leading health care company focused on improving the health of America’s workforce, one patient at a time. Through its affiliated clinicians, the company provides occupational medicine, urgent care, physical therapy, and wellness services from more than 530 medical centers in 44 states. In addition to these medical center locations, Concentra serves employers by providing a broad range of health advisory services and operating more than 130 onsite medical facilities. www.Concentra.com
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