120 Oak St.
Spruce Pine, North Carolina 28777
Contact Information
Amanda Martin
Executive Director
Year Incorporated or Founded:
State Incorporated or Founded:
North Carolina
Company Type:
Medical specialty service provider to non-healthcare systems
Corporate Structure:
Private not-for-profit
Description of Services:

Health-e-Schools is improving access to healthcare for students through telemedicine. The technology is based on high-definition videoconferencing using specially equipped stethoscopes and cameras so that a centrally located health care provider can examine students at multiple schools without traveling. We collaborate with primary care physicians to provide many services, including addressing acute issues such as the common ear ache or stomach ache, chronic disease management, medication management, well-child check-ups, sports physicals, and adolescent medicine consultations. Additionally we have partnered with Mission Children's Hospital to provide child and adolescent psychiatry and preventive cardiology services.

Pediatrics, Psychiatry
Tele-Services - Other:
Preventive Cardiology and Adolescent Medicine consultations
Currently providing services in:
North Carolina
Healthcare professionals have licenses in:
New York, North Carolina
Target(s) for services:
Number of customers (hospitals, clinics) currently served:
Number part-time MD/DO telehealth professionals:
Number full-time NP telehealth professionals:
Number part-time PA telehealth professionals:
After licensing and credentialing, average time to initiate services to new partner/customer:
4-5 months
Telemedicine systems used to connect to customers:
Currently use Jabber.
Electronic health records (EHR) incorporated in services:
How EHR interfaces with the EHR of the referring/consulting site:
We use Allscripts and are connected to the NCHIE
Company uses an electronic health record system that is certified by ONC:
Edition ONC HIT Certification Program company's EHR is certified for:
Combination of 2011 and 2014 Editions
Wait time for consultation for emergency services:
15-20 minutes
Nonemergent Services wait time other:
depends on specialty.
Integrate clinical practice guidelines into teleconsultations and practice:
How clinical practice guidelines are integrated:
We use multiple ebm decision tools and best practices for providing comprehensive school based health care via telemedicine.
Number of teleconsults performed 2012:
Number of teleconsults performed 2013:
Number of teleconsults performed 2014:
230 (to date)
Provides Billing Services:
Yes, we do the billing
Payers billed:
Medicare, Medicaid, Private payers (e.g., Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna)
Teleproviders are physically located in:
North Carolina
How teleproviders are recruited:
Two are employed by our program and three are through a collaborative agreement with Mission Children's Hospital.
Company Payment Model:
Fee for service
Complies with HIPAA and HITECH:
Minimum monthly consultation requirement:
no minimum
Additional company information:

In addition to providing comprehensive school-based healthcare via telemedicine we also offer consulting services for communities interested in developing local school-based telemedicine programs.

Last Updated: 04/24/2015
Joined the Directory: 12/01/2014

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