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According to the Association of American Medical Colleges Center for Workforce Studies, there will be a shortage of 46,000 specialists over the next decade. Additionally, many smaller and rural hospitals do not have the resources to hire specialists or their existing specialists are not able to provide 24/7 access.

Telemedicine can help solve this problem. Here's how:

 

 

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  • Access

    Improved Access

    With a shortage of physicians, there are long waiting times for neurologic expertise at both inpatient and ambulatory healthcare facilities. Telemedicine technology helps improve access for patients and allows healthcare providers and facilities to expand their reach to millions of patients across the nation, in both rural and urban areas.

  • Cost

    Cost Efficiencies

    With emphasis on value-based care, the Affordable Care Act emphasizes reducing cost of care through increased efficiency, reduced travel times, fewer and shorter hospitalizations, and reduced readmissions. The hospital systems are also incentivized to develop programs that promote access to care in their community and do so with minimal cost.

  • Quality

    Improved Quality

    Studies have repeatedly shown that the quality of care provided by telemedicine is comparable with traditional in-person consultation, making Telemedicine a cost effective solution to the poorly accessed health systems. It has also been shown that Telemedicine provides a superior service as compared with local non-specialist emergent care available in some rural hospitals.

  • Satisfaction

    Patient Satisfaction

    Superior patient satisfaction has been repeatedly demonstrated with telemedicine technology. The technology reduces travel time and related stress and uncertainty to the patient, waiting time for specialist consultation, and improved access to specialty and advanced care, otherwise not available.

     

Bottom-Line Benefits

Benefits

A telemedicine program though TeleSpecialists will do more than just increase the quality and access of your speciality care. It also can help grow your bottom line.

Telemedicine is a great tool to:

  • Reduce length of hospital stay
  • Increase patient satisfaction, improving likelihood of return visits for other procedures
  • Reduce the number of transfers, saving transfer costs
  • Expand your specialty service lines, without a large investment in equipment or full-time physicians
  • Improve efficiency of your staff and physicians' time
  • Increase overall patient volume

There also are several non-monetary benefits you could see, including:

  • Your physicians will be more comfortable knowing they have immediate access to specialists for consultations should they need it.
  • You can relieve the "always on-call" burden of local specialists if they are one of only a few available in your area.
  • You will develop an elevated reputation as a progressive organization.

Another bottom-line benefit is our cost structure. Our price structure is very simple and flexible to the needs of the hospital.

We can put together a program that fits any need and budget, so please contact us to receive more details on pricing.