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 [...]

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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