Waycross, GA – October 3, 2011 – Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT) is pleased to announce a new relationship with Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia. This collaborative relationship between one of the leading telehealth coordinators in the nation will provide all Amerigroup members with access to more than 40 specialties that can be delivered via telemedicine and continue the GPT mission to connect healthcare to all of Georgia.
“Amerigroup understands the use of telemedicine is key to getting access to health care specialists and providers in rural Georgia,” GPT CEO Paula Guy said. “This partnership shows their commitment to get efficient, high-quality and cost-effective care and education to their members.”
“Amerigroup Georgia is delighted to partner with the Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth to expand access to high-quality care and specialty services for our members,” Amerigroup Georgia Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Tunde Sotunde said. “In many cases, the members who will be served by this partnership otherwise might never receive the care they need in a timely fashion. This partnership enhances our ability to serve members when they need care, regardless of their geographic barriers to access.”
The partnership will provide Amerigroup Georgia members and providers with access to one of the most comprehensive telemedicine networks in the nation, and it will enhance the level of and access to care for the significant rural populations that Amerigroup serves throughout the state of Georgia.
About Amerigroup Georgia
Amerigroup Georgia helps improve health care access and quality for more than 270,000 low-income Georgians by developing innovative care management programs and services. Our members are assured care that is not only accessible but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered.
About Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth
The Georgia Partnership for Telehealth has become one of the most robust, comprehensive telemedicine networks in the nation. Recent expansion has included nursing homes, school-based clinics, jails, clinics and emergency rooms. The network now has more than 350 partners and locations and more than 175 specialists and health care providers. Providing access to health care via telemedicine has proven to cut costs on travel, work time and provides earlier access to care therefore preventing the large costs of untreated health care problems.