Digital front doors helping to address physician shortages

While physician shortages were a key industry issue prior to the pandemic, the situation has been further exacerbated by the pandemic, and is now forecasted to be further on the rise at post-acute facilities as we exit the pandemic. According to data published by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States could see an estimated shortage of between 54,100 and 139,000 physicians, including shortfalls in both primary and specialty care, by 2033. To help address this shortage, many post-acute care organizations are turning to alternative care delivery solutions as one key option to address the gap. As any [...]

TeleHealth Solution Is Expanding Into “TelePsych” Services

 TeleHealth Solution is excited to announce its expansion in services for all post-acute and senior living providers to include geriatric psychiatry. TeleHealth Solution was initially created to provide telehospitalist physicians, with a goal to curb hospital transfers in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and independent living communities. They have had great success in “treating patients in place” and on average, prevent 90% of potential hospital transfers through telemedicine technology.Though co-founders, Dr. Jason Perlman, MD and Dr. Waseem Ghannam, MD have changed the standard of care in senior living, they believed there was still a vital part of resident care that [...]

Dr. Waseem Ghannam | What is nursing staff’s perception

I get asked by friends, colleagues and customers why we do what we do. The patient's we serve, in the manner we serve and in the important period we enter their life, it means so much to me and my team at TeleHealth Solution™ - Dr. Ghannam

Dr. Waseem Ghannam | How TeleMedicine Is Changing Lives

I get asked by friends, colleagues and customers why we do what we do. The patient's we serve, in the manner we serve and in the important period we enter their life, it means so much to me and my team at TeleHealth Solution™ - Dr. Ghannam

“Treating in Place” in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Livings: Why it Matters and how Telemedicine Can Help

“Treating in Place” in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Livings: Why it Matters and how Telemedicine Can Help Treating in Place is one of those buzzwords in healthcare right now that sounds deceptively simple, but isn’t easy to achieve. For the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) and Assisted Living (AL) settings, treating in place can mean a major difference in a number of areas. It reduces return to hospital visits (RTH) and, has a major impact on SNFs and ALs bottom lines. Even more important, the ability to treat in place improves outcomes and provides peace of mind, especially for [...]

89% Avoided Readmissions Reported For November

89% Avoided Readmissions Reported For November The TeleHealth Solution team is always working hard to prevent as many return to hospital (RTH) trips as possible for their Skilled Nursing Facility partners. A RTH can adversely affect patients’ health and outcomes. Through telemedicine, our hospitalist physicians prevent adverse events, lower costs, improve patient outcomes, and increase confidence of health system partners, staff, providers, patients and families. Through technology, we can prevent RTH and treat skilled nursing facility patients in their familiar environment. When a patient is able to remain in the SNF, not only does this save the [...]

Finding your Telemedicine Match: Factors to Consider in Choosing a Partner

Finding your Telemedicine Match: Factors to Consider in Choosing a Partner Written by Dr. Jason Perlman | MD, MHS, Clinical Professor | President and Co-Founder of Telehealth Solution As a health facility administrator, you might know that it’s time to consider telemedicine as an option to secure your facility’s future. Choosing the right telemedicine partner, however, can still be daunting. In order to help you in that process, we offer several factors worth considering. 1) What kind of telehealth providers will your partnership get you?   If your goals are reducing hospital readmissions, you need to have telehealth providers [...]

Cannon Memorial Offers 24/7 Access To Virtual Doctors by Partnering with TeleHealth Solution

Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital has partnered with Charlotte-based telemedicine company TeleHealth Solution to provide area patients with TeleHospitalist coverage 24/7 for immediate medical care. With a nurse assisting, an on-screen physician will conduct a virtual, face-to-face examination with a TeleMedicine cart and continue to manage that patient during their stay. In the vast majority of interventions, the partnership allows patients to be appropriately managed at Cannon, avoiding a transfer to a larger, farther hospital. “It’s a win-win: everyone benefits,” says Jason Perlman, MD, a founder of TeleHealth Solution. “With our TeleMedicine service, rural folks receive great care [...]

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Patients in rural hospitals can save thousands of dollars if local hospital is part of tele-emergency room network

BY: TOM SNEE  |  2017.05.24  |  12:01 PM Patients in small towns can save thousands of dollars in health care costs if their local rural hospital is part of a tele-emergency room network, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. Patients can save about $5,600 a year in transportation and other related expenses by staying in their local hospital and avoiding transfer to a larger hospital elsewhere, the study found. Those savings also included expenses such as missed time at work, lodging, and other personal expenses of accompanying friends or family members. “Our study’s primary goal was to identify the amount of [...]

By |2021-06-21T19:30:47+00:00August 29th, 2017|TeleMedicine Critical Access|0 Comments

Millions of Americans live nowhere near a hospital, jeopardizing their lives

Millions of Americans live nowhere near a hospital, jeopardizing their lives By Caitlin Ostroff and Ciara Bri'd Frisbie, CNN (CNN)As a nurse practitioner, Wanda Liddell knew it was a medical emergency when she saw one of her patients struggling to breathe last month. But in her backcountry town of Cross City, Florida, the ambulance took 30 minutes to arrive. Even worse, it was another 45 miles to the nearest hospital. Liddell faces this situation often and always wonders, what if? She is one of many medical providers working in towns 30 miles or more from a hospital, a distance [...]

By |2021-06-21T19:30:47+00:00July 21st, 2017|TeleMedicine Critical Access|0 Comments
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