TeleHealth is Shaping the Future of the HealthCare Industry
— ConsejoSano highlighted as HealthTech ‘disruptor’ for using technology to cross borders and connect Hispanics in US with Spanish speaking healthcare services in Mexico —
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 30, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – ConsejoSano will participate in the Transparency and the Future of Healthcare Open Strategy event, hosted by the Strategic Management Society on May 1st in San Francisco, CA. At the event, ConsejoSano CEO Abner Mason, will join a panel of healthcare thought leaders, digital health and wellness corporations to highlight challenges and explore solutions to address transparency and access in the healthcare industry.
“At ConsejoSano, we believe consumers of healthcare deserve high-quality, affordable, convenient, confidential services, and transparency is essential in order for us to know if we are delivering on this commitment. Access to language appropriate healthcare services is key to shaping the long-term future of a fully transparent healthcare industry”, said Abner Mason CEO of ConsejoSano. “Every person deserves to talk to a doctor who can understand them and the ConsejoSano app can save Hispanics countless hours at the doctor’s office by connecting them with licensed doctors anytime, day or night for health advice.”
Other speakers include Nate Diepenbrock, Senior Manager for Digital Health and Wellness at Walmart and Tracy Flanagan, MD Director of Women’s Health for Northern California at Kaiser Permanente.
By offering this low cost easy-to-use service, ConsejoSano has become the first company in the US to provide a viable solution to address the challenges facing the US health system because it was never designed to meet the needs of Spanish-speakers.
An estimated 38 percent of Californians are Latino, but only 5 percent of the states’ physicians are, and even fewer can communicate in-language – this trend is not uncommon in other states.
Also, by leaving millions of Spanish-speaking Latinos and the undocumented without crucial healthcare resources in-language due to the limited low cost health settings offering services in Spanish, emergency rooms across the country are unable to meet the demand of walk-in patients who typically seek medical advice for non-emergency ailments.
Although ConsejoSano provides its service primarily through large employers and health plans, the company has also designed its service to meet the needs of undocumented people. This corporate commitment to serving the entire US Hispanic community regardless of legal status makes ConsejoSano unique in the marketplace.
In observation of National Minority Health Month, ConsejoSano will participate in the 12th Summit on Health Disparities, sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, and the National Minority Quality Forum on May 20 – 21st in Washington, DC. At the Summit, ConsejoSano CEO Abner Mason will join an illustrious panel of healthcare thought leaders, public policy commentators and community leaders to highlight challenges and explore solutions to address health disparities that disproportionately impact ethnic minorities.
“I’m very pleased to have Abner Mason joining us for this year’s summit. Healthcare innovators like ConsejoSano are key allies in the national movement to increase access to quality healthcare, reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for all Americans, ” said Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly
ConsejoSano is an innovative telehealth service for Spanish-speakers in the United States offering health advice, a health video TV channel, diabetes and mental health advice, as well as a range of other health services. Hispanics can obtain health advice in Spanish and speak to a doctor via phone, or mobile app 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, visit www.consejosano.com.
Founded in 2013, ConsejoSano is the leading Telehealth solution for Spanish speakers in the US. ConsejoSano offers its customers the opportunity to connect with a doctor 24/7 by phone or mobile app. Their doctors are licensed, practicing physicians in México who act as “health coaches”. The website can be accessed or mobile apps downloaded at www.consejosano.com.