Dispatch Health, a startup closing in on a $3 million round of seed funding, is pushing the idea of "right-sized mobile and virtual care," according to Kevin Riddleberger, the company's co-founder and chief strategy officer.
"Our mobile solution arrives to the home with diagnostic and treatment capabilities beyond that of an urgent care center and traditional 'black bag' medicine," Riddleberger
"Our providers are also empowered with critical data from the statewide health information exchange (HIE), ensuring right-sized care.
The solution has been integrated with the 911 triage system since 2013, removing low-acuity consumers from the 911 system.
Over the past year we have removed over 350 patients from the 911 system without any adverse outcomes."
says the firm's approach saves around $2,500 per patient.
"We are now contracted with all major payers in Colorado to deliver these services," he
says, adding that the company hopes to put a second vehicle on the road in Denver in the third quarter of this year, with the goal of expanding by up to five other Colorado markets in 2016.