THE IDEAL PRISON
According to the February 2015 report of the Bureau Justice Statistics, 50% of state and federal prisoners and local jail inmates have a chronic disease such as hypertension, diabetes, and asthma. This population is also not as likely as the general population to have regular eye screening examinations.
Although those who are incarcerated lose many of their basic rights, they retain the right to healthcare. The high incidence of trauma in this population makes access to on demand care an important consideration in choosing an eye care provider.
In the past, the cost of providing comprehensive care to those incarcerated created a situation where quality care was lacking. The rise of telemedicine, has significantly reduced the cost of care provision to inmates and made high quality care readily accessible. Enter EYEmergencyMD.
SOME CHARACTERISTICS WE LOOK FOR
- State, federal, and local facilities that need 24/7/365 access to eye care
- Facilities who desire the highest level of care while still being cost conscious
- Facilities that have already instituted telemedicine services or are interested in bringing telemedicine to their facility
WHAT WE'RE DOING
EYEmergencyMD will provide a 24/7/365 telemedicine solution for providing eye care to inmates within your facility. Complete eye exams, screening exams, and acute eye care can be provided requiring only 75 square feet of space for equipment.
Our service obviates the need to transport the inmate except in true emergencies and the need to wait 24 hours or more for a definitive diagnosis to be rendered. We give care when care is needed, wherever it is needed.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Do you represent (or know someone who represents) a state or federal prison or local jail that seeks to decrease healthcare costs while elevating the level of care administered? Please use the contact link below to connect with us. One of our representatives will follow up with you within 1 business day to assist you in the on-boarding process or follow up with your referral. We look forward to putting as many facilities as possible on the path to better, cheaper healthcare.
You'll complete a short form at the bottom of our Contact Us page.