Coastal Telehealth Specialists

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Company Name: Coastal Telehealth Specialists
101 Whitehall Drive
Suite 104
Saint Augustine, Florida 32086
Contact Information:
Sharon Koufas
Telemedicine Program Manager
Year Incorporated or Founded:
State Incorporated or Founded:
Company Type:
Medical specialty service provider to healthcare providers
Corporate Structure:
Private not-for-profit
Description of Services:

We benefit patients and hospitals by potentially shortening the length of stay, lower morbidity, mortality, and decreasing antibiotics costs. We provide precise treatment of nosocomial drug resistant infections such as MRSA. We quickly make consultative services available to your inpatient population. Our services allow your facility to avoid inter-hospital patient transfers for Infectious Disease cases. We offer inpatient telemedicine evaluation for Infectious Disease consultations, including outpatient IV antibiotics. We evaluate antibiogram and empiric antibiotic choices. We can provide a sepsis protocol. We provide critical review of pharmacy antimicrobial expenditure.

Infectious disease
Ancillary Services:
Patient education
Currently providing services in:
Florida, Georgia
Healthcare professionals have licenses in:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina
Target(s) for services:
Rural hospitals
Number of customers (hospitals, clinics) currently served:
Number full-time MD/DO telehealth professionals:
Number full-time NP telehealth professionals:
After licensing and credentialing, average time to initiate services to new partner/customer:
Less than 1 month
Telemedicine systems used to connect to customers:
Electronic health records (EHR) incorporated in services:
How EHR interfaces with the EHR of the referring/consulting site:
We utilize the EHR within the hospital's that we provide Telemedicine services to
Company uses an electronic health record system that is certified by ONC:
Edition ONC HIT Certification Program company's EHR is certified for:
2014 Edition
Wait time for consultation for emergency services:
Not applicable
Wait time for consultation for nonemergent services:
Within 24 hours
Integrate clinical practice guidelines into teleconsultations and practice:
Information not available
Number of teleconsults performed 2014:
Number of teleconsults performed 2015:
Number teleconsults performed 2016:
Provides Billing Services:
Provides Billing Services - Other:
Inpatients services are billed through the hospital
Teleproviders are physically located in:
How teleproviders are recruited:
We use a standard interview process and base our selection on candidates experience and education.
Other Payment Model:
Complies with HIPAA and HITECH:
Minimum monthly consultation requirement:
no minimum
Minimum number of hospital beds:
no minimum
Minimum number of ICU or NICU beds:
no minimum
Joined the Directory: 05/10/2017
Information Last Updated: 05/29/2019

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