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 [...]

12 health system execs outline post-pandemic telehealth strategy | Becker’s Spine Review

As featured in Becker's Spine Review Telehealth became a necessary tool for health systems and patients across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic to access needed healthcare remotely. A major contributor to the success of telehealth over the past few months was CMS and commercial payers lifting restrictions and boosting pay rates for telehealth visits. While some of those benefits may roll back in the future, health systems are planning how to continue scaling their telehealth programs and turn them into revenue generators. Here, 12 top health system executives outline their strategic approach to telehealth post-pandemic. Barb Lato, MS, BSN, [...]

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 [...]

TELEMEDICINE CASE STUDIES: Solving the Root Causes for Preventable 30-day Readmissions in SNF Settings

For Immediate Release: 05/11/18  | Written By: Scott Whitaker Download: PDF - TeleMedicine Case Study Spring 2018 Outlining the Problem: Reducing preventable 30-day hospital readmissions and RTAs is a top national priority. Reasons are multifold, but include: Rising Costs Increased risk of complications Especially risky for geriatric populations As many as 68% of readmissions are not considered medically necessary Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) are one of the most significant points of initiation for 30-day hospital readmissions and Return to Acute care settings (RTAs), where 25% of patients nationwide are readmitted within 30 days. While SNFs by definition provide care [...]

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

Increasing Occupancy in your Skilled Nursing Facility with Telemedicine

Telemedicine has been used in a vast number of settings to bring physician care to patients and now, it is helping increase occupancy rates in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Implementing telemedicine in facilities will help increase occupancy, revenue, along with staff and patient satisfaction. Skilled nursing facilities are starting to implement the use of telemedicine during evenings and weekends, when their in-house providers are not present. Access to telemedicine physicians allows patients to be treated in place and return to hospital (RTH) are reduced. Because telemedicine hospitalists are acute care experts, they are able to work directly with SNF [...]

“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 [...]

CommuniCare: Bridgewater Healthcare Services

CommuniCare: Bridgewater Healthcare Center  CommuniCare: Bridgewater Healthcare Center is moving into the future of medicine with TeleHealth support from TeleHealth Solution. With our partnership, we are giving patients 24/7 access to physician care to prevent hospital readmissions "What better way to look forward to 2018 with TeleMedicine launches across the country starting this week! Thank you to our Director of Business Development, Evan Bingen for your work with our TeleHealth Solution™  team and thank you to Dictum Health, Inc. for partnering with us in creating a new industry standard in Telehealth Technology. CommuniCare Health Services Bridgewater Healthcare Center, we are looking forward to be serving you and [...]

CommuniCare Health Services Greenbrier Parma Heights

CommuniCare Health Services Greenbrier Parma Heights is moving into the future with TeleHealth support helping patients get 24/7 in facility care by professional hospitalist. "I require all of our doctors to follow one principle, treat patients with the same respect and dignity you would expect for your parents. Thank you to Evan Bingen for everything you've done for the team TeleHealth Solution™ and thank you to Dictum Health, Inc. for partnering with us in creating a new industry standard in Telehealth Technology. CommuniCare Health Services Greenbrier Parma Heights, we are excited to be serving you and your patients remotely [...]

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