Enhance Quality Care
Telemedicine facilitates patient access to specialists in a timely fashion, typically improving patient outcomes and reducing the need for rehospitalization.
Change is here. More is coming.
What measures are you taking to prepare for it?
TELEMEDICINE IS THE FUTURE Proposed changes in healthcare, and the ever-growing mandates issued by your state and the federal government, can make it extremely difficult for you to run your business efficiently while providing the quality care you desire for your patients. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and "Single Payer" indicate the direction the federal government is taking to require healthcare providers to cut costs while improving patient care.
Telemedicine affords you an efficient, cost-effective way to manage:
- Relationships with Referring Hospitals
- Quality Care
- Patient Comfort
- Family's Questions & Concerns
Value of Reducing Rehospitalizations
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Current Trends in Long-Term Care Telemedicine
- 'The promise and practice of telemedicine in long-term care,' Bryan Baird, Long Term Living Magazine, ltlmagazine.com (2012)
- 'Assisted Living and Telemedicine,' Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health website, (2012)
- 'Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Telehealth Services,' AMDA (American Medical Directors Association) website, original FAQ posted Nov., 2010, updated 2011 (2011)
- 'Telemedicine to Link Nursing Homes to Emergency Department,' Urgent Matters E-Newsletter Archive File (2011)
- 'Telemedicine can improve depression in nursing home rehab patients,' News-Medical.net (2011)
- 'The Changing Face of Healthcare: Telemedicine in Skilled Nursing Centers,' posted to slideshare by Lloyd Sirmons (2011)