Maryland is finding that utilizing telehealth services leads to savings in inmate transportation costs, while improving public safety and inmates’ clinical care, and Wexford Health is leading the way.

Government Technology reports:

Wexford has been involved in telemedicine for more than seven years, said Thomas Lehman, M.D., the company’s corporate medical director, and handled 12,000 telemedicine visits last year. He said Maryland is not alone in expressing increased interest in expanding its use. “When we look at the new bids and proposals, all corrections departments across the country are now interested, not only from the aspect of public safety and decreasing overtime costs, but also of delivering good care and access to specialists for inmate patients.”