HOW TELEHEALTH SOLUTION MEETS THE NEEDS FOR CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL

“The New Standard of Care”.

TeleHealth Solution helps keep revenue local with a higher rate of admissions and improved census with a decrease in transfers, all of which will positively impact rural healthcare. Telemedicine services help equalize healthcare disparities and improve access to healthcare in rural areas by keeping vulnerable hospitals open.

TeleHealth Solution’s physician owners are rural health care experts, therefore understand that Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) face unique challenges, and deserve a unique rural healthcare telemedicine solution to thrive. This turnkey service specializes in providing customized telemedicine technology and staff training so that rural hospitals can access a virtual TeleHealth Solution hospitalist whenever needed. If a critical access hospital can keep patients in-house rather than transferring them, the community, patients, local doctors, finances of rural hospitals, and area reputation all benefit—at a fraction of the cost of a full-time hospitalist.

With the push of a button on the nurse-friendly telemedicine cart, a telehospitalist appears on-screen to perform a patient evaluation with assistance from the nurse. The virtual physician can remotely view the patient’s medical history and charts, order treatment modalities, attend multi-disciplinary rounds, have family meetings, and discharge your patients.

We can create a customized solution to provide daytime and nocturnal TeleHospitalist coverage for your patients.

How It Works It Works In a Critical Access

  • Improved ED Throughput Times
  • Decrease Physician Burnout
  • Length of Stay Decreases
  • Increased Patient Satisfaction Scores
  • Custom Schedules (Nocturnal, Daytime Rounding, 24 Hour coverage and more)
  • Multi-Specialty Care
  • Cross Coverage
  • Scalable service to meet your goals

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Nocturnal Coverage

Critical Access patients are evaluated and managed during the day by Hospitalist physicians and other members of a multi-specialty team depending on their needs. These patients are often left without on-site coverage at night due to cost. This results in unnecessary and costly transfers to the Emergency Room when there is a change in the patients medical status that requires immediate physician evaluation and management. Our solution provides the benefits of hospitalist coverage at a fraction of the cost, allowing patients to remain at your CAH when your physicians are not there. TeleHealth physicians can run rapid responses, code blues, and have face to face discussions regarding end of life care. Managing patients in house improves revenue, patient satisfaction, patient outcomes, and nursing staff confidence.

Day Coverage With Advance Practice Clinician (APC) Supervision

TeleHealth hospitalist physicians can round with your in-house Advance Practice Clinicians (APC) and provide supervision. Our physicians will perform a virtual evaluation and use diagnostic tools that are accompanied with our technology. We can also order additional tests and diagnostics. Having an Advance Practice Clinician onsite instead of a physicians saves your CAH money while giving them leadership from board certified physicians at a fraction of the cost.

Multi-Specialty Care

TeleHealth Solution is compromised of hospitalist physicians with support from cardiologists, pulmonologist, psychologists, neurologists, and more. Using our telemedicine platform, we can bring our specialists to your hospital, or if you prefer, your own in-network specialists can use the technology to care for your patients. These physicians can remotely diagnose, as well as treat CAH patients quicker and more cost effectively.

Cross Coverage

TeleHealth Solution can also provide cross-coverage at your long term acute care hospital. This can be answering a phone call or a real time face to face video examination if necessary. Using TeleMedicine technology we can provide immediate access to physicians without burdening your in-house providers, all while saving your hospital money by optimizing staffing and reducing unnecessary transfers

Frequently Asked Questions for Critical Access Hospitals

Your community faces many kinds of burdens when rural doctors are scarce. Your critical access hospital can be part of the solution with TeleHealth Solution. Read on to discover how our TeleMedicine Technology carts and virtual Hospitalists can alleviate the burdens experienced by your doctors, patients, nursing staff, and even your own critical access hospital.

Why should our critical access hospital implement TeleMedicine using TeleHealth Solution?

As healthcare in rural areas continues to evolve, and critical access hospitals are facing threats of closing their doors, TeleMedicine is playing a key role in improving access to care. More and more critical access hospitals are shutting down due to financial reasons and TeleMedicine Technology can solve that problem. TeleHealth Solution’s virtual Hospitalists can drive volume, improve quality of care, and reduce costs by reducing transfers to outside hospitals. All of this can be done at a fraction of the cost of an in-house Hospitalists. Many rural hospitals do not have nocturnal physicians in-house which leads to no nocturnal admissions or increased transfers to outside hospitals when a patient is experiencing acute changes and requires a higher level of care.

How does TeleMedicine improve revenue?

Our virtual Hospitalists can provide the same level of care as an in-house physician at a fraction of the cost. We can provide nocturnal coverage to provide medical care for rural hospitals. We can also provide mid-level supervision or cross coverage while saving your critical access hospital money. With our services, you will be able to keep revenue in-house as we decrease transfers to outside hospitals and have the ability to admit more medically complex patients.

What kind of TeleMedicine Technology do you use?

TeleHealth Solution uses the most up-to-date TeleMedicine Technology. Our carts are equipped with the tools our virtual Hospitalists need to properly evaluate and treat a patient. Our TeleMedicine cart includes a high definition camera, 12-lead EKG, a virtual stethoscope, a tympanic thermometer, and a pulse oximeter. All of our equipment is provided to you at no cost. All you need to provide is basic Wi-Fi and a telephone line.

How does TeleHealth Solution work in our facility?

If a patient is admitted in to the Emergency Room, our virtual Hospitalists will communicate directly with your ER doctors. Our virtual Hospitalist will discuss the patient’s medical status over the phone and will perform a virtual medical evaluation and will take over care for that patient during their on-call shift.

If a patient is already present in your critical access hospital and experiences an acute medical change, our physicians are on call and available to provide treatment in real time. With our equipment and your nursing staff, we can evaluate the patient, order additional labs and tests, and form a treatment plan. Our same nocturnal physicians will be available the remainder of the shift until the patient is handed off to your daytime in-house physician or one of our daytime virtual physicians and will communicate the plan of care. Please see our step-by-step interaction here for more information.

What kinds of clinical issues can TeleHealth Solution treat virtually?

Our virtual Hospitalists are capable of managing acutely ill patients with complex medical histories just like your in-house rural doctors. We can order additional labs, tests, and medication as needed. With the use of diagnostic tools, we are able to diagnose a patient and form an appropriate plan of care without transferring them to another hospital. We can manage a multitude of scenarios depending on the rural hospitals capabilities.

What other services does TeleHealth Solution provide?

TeleHealth Solution is compromised of hospitalist physicians with support from cardiologists, pulmonologist, psychologists, neurologists, and more. Using our telemedicine platform, we can bring our specialists to your hospital, or if you prefer, your own in-network specialists can use the technology to care for your patients. These physicians can remotely diagnose, as well as treat CAH patients quicker and more cost effectively.

How often can our nurses call TeleHealth Solution?

Your nursing staff can call TeleHealth Solution’s virtual Hospitalists as many times as needed during our on-call shifts. If a patient is in distress and requires care, we are available. We do not limit the number of calls per shift or per patient, and can be accessed as long as it takes to provide top-notch medical care to your patients.

How does TeleHealth Solution relieve the burden from our existing rural doctors?

Rural doctors are typically overburdened, as they are scarce, but very valuable to your community. Rural doctors are often found in clinics, area nursing homes, and critical access hospitals all in the same day and we want to relieve them of that burden. We can provide nocturnal solutions or daytime solutions for your critical access hospital so your clinical rural doctors can focus on the outpatient setting. We also know how difficult it is to hire new doctors if they know they will be over burdened with call. Allow TeleHealth Solution to provide nocturnal coverage or daytime call, cross coverage, or mid-level supervision so your in-house physicians do not have to.

How do attending physicians and nurses like working with TeleHealth Solution?

Our doctors are relieving the burden of diagnosing and treating patients over the phone during off hours when your rural doctors cannot be onsite. This improves your attending physician’s quality of life and improves access to care for your patients, resulting in healthier and happier patients and doctors.

Nurses also love having TeleHealth Solution virtual Hospitalists on call. We fully train your nursing staff and teach them how to use our TeleMedicine Technology to help provide the best medical care for your patients. The nursing staff is more confident and more comfortable working when they know they have a skilled virtual Hospitalists just a phone call away.

How does TeleHealth Solution interact with a patient and their family?

Patients and their families are typically thrilled to find out that their area critical access hospital offers access to TeleHealth Solution’s physicians. They find comfort knowing they can be evaluated and treated, with nocturnal coverage and cross coverage included, in a nearby hospital without having to be transferred to a hospital further away from home. Our physicians can communicate with the patient and their family, and discuss the plan of care. Our physicians can also have end-of-life conversations with patient’s families if desired.

What happens if a patient suffers a code while TeleHealth Solution is on call at our rural hospital?

Having our skilled TeleHospitalists is just as effective as having an in-house provider. We can run code blues virtually, as we work through your nursing staff and our TeleMedicine Technology equipment. 

How is TeleMedicine service going to save my Critical Access Hospital money?

TeleHealth Solution will provide your critical access hospital with skilled virtual Hospitalists at a fraction of the cost of an in-house physician. We have the ability to provide the same level of care, will lower your transfer rate to outside facilities, and have the ability to admit patients during all hours, including nocturnal coverage and cross coverage, which will grow your census. All of these combined will keep revenue in your rural hospitals.

Hospital (CAH/LTACH) TeleMedicine Equipment

Clinical 4k Zoom & Pan Camera (PTZ)

When the clinician is logged in they have full control of this peripheral. With the ability to zoom and monitor patients to access in detail the patients current healthcare issues.

Digital Stethoscope

The Interactive Stethoscope is the first digital stethoscope of its kind that provides a remote healthcare practitioner with live When the clinician is logged in they have full control of this peripheral. With the ability to zoom and monitor patients to access in detail the patients current healthcare issues. Stethoscope sounds & the added functionality to adjust the audio frequency range and volume from their remote site.

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