Indiana Rural Hospital Association Partners With Access Physicians for Multispecialty Inpatient Telemedicine
August 25, 2020 (Dallas, TX) – The Indiana Rural Hospital Association today announced its partnership with Access Physicians, one of the nation’s leading providers of inpatient, multispecialty telemedicine.
The partnership will support Indiana’s rural hospitals in their work to address physician shortages and critical clinical service line deficits, while also reducing the cost of physician coverage and improving access to care, clinical outcomes, and financial performance.
“Access Physicians’ first programs were launched in rural Texas, where we saw firsthand the transformative power of a well-designed telemedicine program to both enhance clinical care and improve the bottom line,” said Access Physicians CEO, Chris Gallagher, M.D., FACC.
Each Indiana rural hospital and the community it serves are unique. With this partnership, Indiana’s rural hospitals will have a vetted solution to the often-intractable problem of building a cost-effective, high quality specialty service line. Access Physicians brings both an experienced physician network and a strong business development strategy to the implementation of appropriate telemedicine solutions that help each hospital address its unique needs, challenges, and opportunities.
“As a multispecialty physician group first and foremost, we are proud to partner with IRHA to create scalable clinical programs for every rural hospital in Indiana, customized to the healthcare system and the communities they serve,” said Gallagher. “Through this collaboration, we will leverage telemedicine to systematically improve and broaden care offered in local hospitals, so patients and clinician care teams get the support they need, when they need it, in their own community.”