IN THE NEWS


Purpose Magazine
Hill Country Memorial Hospital
Summer 2019

Keeping Care Close to Home: Hill Country Memorial and Technology Bring Complex Medical Care to Local Patients
“Previously, if we had patients who needed to remain on a ventilator beyond 24 hours we had to transport them to San Antonio or Austin,” explains Jim Partin, MD, Chief Medical Officer at HCM. “Thanks to the real-time specialist consultations that are available to us 24/7, we’re now able to provide the specialized care these patients need locally. Telehealth is a remarkable advancement that is enabling HCM to take patient care to an even higher level. We want to keep patients at home. And we hope that everything we’re doing is giving people good reason to feel HCM is their hospital for life."


The Kerrville Daily Times
July 14, 2019

Hospital wound care unit begins using telemedicine

“A recent service Peterson Health has started to provide is telemedicine, which allows for the provision of medical care through communication technology. Byrd-Jenkins said they started providing this because of a lack of infectious disease service. ‘What we’ve noticed with some of the patients that we’ve seen needing a specialist to deal with severe infections is that when we report them to infectious disease doctors, (but) the closest ones are typically in San Antonio. A lot of times those patients have to wait a month, sometimes two months to get into those practices.’ Byrd-Jenkins added that telemedicine is rare to find in wound care centers.”


Spectrum News - Austin
June 7, 2019

St. David's Women's Center Begins Maternal Health Research
Access Physicians' Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Dr. Sina Haeri is working with St. David's Women's Center of Texas, one of only three facilities in Texas to participate in the research done by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit Network. ‘It is heartwarming to see something you had a hand in changing the practice of obstetrics across the world,’ said Dr. Haeri. ‘If you go back to the whole maternal mortality morbidity issue that we talk about, one of the fundamental reasons behind the numbers being as high as they are is poor access to care, poor access to expertise, and we’re hoping to alleviate that.”


HealthShare Solutions
May 30, 2019

Avoiding Pitfalls, Pushback & Problems on the Road to a Successful Telemedicine Program
“‘We began working with Access Physicians early this year and in less than three months, they’ve seen 50 of our patients, which has allowed us to keep those patients here instead of sending them out of our hospital,’ said Lynn Falcone, CEO at Cuero Regional Hospital.

Falcone stressed the importance of buy-in from nurses and physicians as a key driver in their use of the telemedicine service. ‘It’s important to know what you want to accomplish with it and find a partner that helps you do that,’ Falcone said.”


Texas Hospitals Magazine
April 19, 2019

Telehealth Programs Make Inroads in Texas: Models for Implementation Cater to Hospital Infrastructure Needs
“To address the variety of needs in the Texas market, Access Physicians, a Dallas-based multispecialty physician group and one of the largest providers of acute inpatient telemedicine, builds telemedicine programs respective to the needs in a given hospital and its geography.”


Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post
April 10, 2019

HCM, physicians team up on Tele-Pulmonary services
Hill Country Memorial has announced its work with Access Physicians to provide Tele-Pulmonary and Critical Care services as part of its continued commitment to offer the latest in health care advances. Access Physicians is one of the largest providers of telemedicine in the U.S. “Telehealth, especially when offered in rural communities, is a vital component of enhancing and supporting total health care services,” said Hill Country Memorial CEO Jayne Pope. “Through the use of telehealth technology, Hill Country Memorial continues to provide convenient, high quality care close to home and gives patients and their loved ones greater peace of mind.”


Texas Hospital Association
THA HealthShare
April 2, 2019

Telemedicine is Setting Itself Up Right in Texas – The Right Way
“But Access Physicians was worth the wait. Their services are far and away of the highest quality, and they never lose sight of their commitment to working with hospitals to develop solutions to their particular needs and challenges. More importantly, their approach is not a cookie-cutter tele-solution. Their work with hospital leaders to identify the best opportunities drives important decisions that will help keep troubled service lines at rural hospitals open and plug critical holes at larger urban hospitals.


Sky Ranch Blog
March 26, 2019

What Sky Ranch is Doing with Telemedicine
Sky Ranch is one of the only camps in Texas that utilizes telemedicine as a means to deliver timely healthcare to our campers and staff…While it can be unsettling to receive a call from camp that your camper is not feeling well, telemedicine can bring you peace of mind by being able to both see and hear how your camper is doing.”


Texas Hospital Association
February 21, 2019

Texas Hospital Association Endorses Access Physicians for Multispecialty Telemedicine
“Telehealth is no longer the future. It is the present. Identifying a high-quality and dependable partner for THA hospitals follows a rigorous due diligence analysis, and we are pleased to endorse Access Physicians and its strategic approach to telehealth,” said Ted Shaw, THA president/CEO. “Access Physicians and its approach to telehealth sets it above other vendors that neglect the strategy behind the implementation of telehealth solutions. While Access Physicians’ telehealth services can be used to complement an existing service line, they also can be a reliable option for new specialty care resources…the value of a telehealth partner should come from its ability to help manage and integrate into existing hospital operations and help devise a business solution that addresses patient needs,” said Lance Lunsford, president/CEO of THA HealthShare.


KAVU-TV
February 14, 2019

Cuero Regional Hospital debuts new telehealth cardiology consultation tech
"Only 10 percent of cardiologists practice in rural America. With the new Telehealth Cardiology equipment, Cuero Regional Hospital will now be able to provide cardiology consultation at a moments notice for their patients.”


Becker's Hospital Review
January 29, 2019

Texas hospital partners with physician group for telemedicine cardiology: 4 notes
"Given the challenges rural hospitals face when recruiting specialists, telehealth medicine is a fantastic solution … If specialists have limited days and times to see patients at rural hospitals, the next best thing is to bring them on board remotely," said Lynn Falcone, CEO of Cuero (Texas) Health.


KAVU-TV
January 28, 2019

Cuero Regional Hospital launches telehealth cardiology consults
“Telemedicine gives us the ability to quickly connect the patient with a cardiologist,” said Dr. Tim McFarland, Cuero Regional Hospital ER physician and hospitalist. “These instant connections allow us to have conversations immediately with a cardiologist looking at the patient, the lab, the EKG, and other tests. Patients are more satisfied. This service helps us keep patients in our hospitals without having to transfer or wait for a consult. I have been impressed with the cardiologists’ skill set, credentials, bedside manner, and high level of care. TeleCardiology has elevated the level of care in our community.


Victoria Advocate
January 28, 2019

Cuero Regional Hospital Adds Telehealth Cardiology Consults
Cuero Regional Hospital has broken new technological grounds with the start of telehealth services, particularly telecardiology services through a partnership with Access Physicians. “If specialists have limited days and times to see patients at rural hospitals, the next best thing is to bring them on board remotely,” said Lynn Falcone, CEO of Cuero Health. “With telehealth technology, our patients and staff can interact with a board certified cardiologist as if the cardiologist was physically in the room with the patient…Given the challenges rural hospitals face when recruiting specialists, telehealth medicine is a fantastic solution. It delivers the high level of compassionate and quality care that we want to provide our patients in the comfort of their room rather having to travel to see a specialist and/or waiting days to see a specialist.”


Dallas News
September 3, 2018

Which North Texas Companies Are on Their Way Up? D-FW is Fertile Ground for Growing Firms
"Young and fast-growing businesses help fuel the economy in the Dallas area and across the country. From health care to technology, the top 10 companies on the list reflect the diversity of the region's businesses, [including] Dallas-based Access Physicians, which connects doctors, nurses and patients through telemedicine."


Inc. Magazine
August 15, 2018

Inc. 5000 Annual Ranking of the Fastest-Growing Companies in America
"If entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of an economy, consider Inc.'s ranking of 5,000 companies America's circulator system. Our annual report looks at these fast-growing innovators--and how they made our list."


Becker's Hospital Review
July 30, 2018

Female Health IT Leaders To Know
Erica St. Angel, CTIO of Access Physicians, named to Becker's Hospital Review list of health IT leaders to know. "Technology is a crucial part of hospitals and health systems across the U.S. At these organizations, as well as health IT vendors, there are women who have expertise in various technology areas, including EHRs, analytics and telemedicine."


Medical Group Management Association
February 2018

Telehealth: Adoption and Best Practices 
“You have to figure out what value does telemedicine bring to each stakeholder,” Gallagher said, noting that nurses, physicians and executives within the organization need clarity about what telemedicine will bring to the practice."


Longevity Network
November 27, 2017

Telehealth Improves Access to High-Quality Care for Residents in Senior Housing
"The statistics tell the tale...17% reduction in mortality rate. The patient experience will, too. Travel time is a huge barrier to health care for seniors. Telehealth cuts that. Access's program has a Net Promoter Score of +95, with patients expressing satisfaction in their care."


Senior Housing News
November 26, 2017

Why Telemedicine Is the Future in Senior Housing 
"There really are endless reasons why those greater than 65 have more difficulty accessing care,” said Dr. Eduardo Vadia, co-founder of Access Physicians, during a recent Senior Housing News webinar on the rise of telemedicine in senior housing. “Telemedicine is a better approach to providing better access.


HealthTech Magazine
November 16, 2017

How Innovative Providers Overcome the Obstacles to Telehealth Success 
"Access Physicians Offers a Working Remote Care Model. One organization whose approach to telemedicine garnered much attention from attendees at the conference was Access Physicians. Formed by Drs. Chris Gallagher, a cardiologist, and Eduardo Vadia, a pulmonologist, the provider group was created with a focus on supplementing patient care to hospitals that lack on-staff specialists."


HealthTech Magazine
October 23, 2017

With Remote Care Tech Physicians Provide Timely Treatment, Prevent Burnout
Staff in rural facilities also get the chance to work on more complex cases. Since deploying Access Physicians’ carts, the hospital’s average daily census in the intensive care unit has gone up, which means they provide care for more patients as opposed to sending them to urban centers. “Telemedicine allows our staff to practice at a higher level,” McGrady says.


Top Workplaces
October 2017

Access Physicians Named to Top Workplaces in Dallas 2017 
Access Physicians recognized as one of the Top 100 Companies and Organizations in Dallas Fort Worth based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees.


Sulphur Springs News Telegram
August 12, 2017

Telemedicine Bringing Specialist Care to Hopkins County 
We saved a patient the third night,” Gallagher said. “Everyone said, ‘This went from an idea to something with potential.’”


Becker's Healthcare
August 30, 2016

How Telemedicine Services Improve Overnight Care: 6 Takeaways 
"It'll provide hospitals in rural settings instant access to physicians and it eliminates the need to transport patients to distant hospitals that have the capacity to have a large night staff. For urban hospitals, it allows them to reduce their off-hour staffing needs."


mHealth Intelligence
August 30, 2016

How Nighttime Telehealth Services Can Improve Overnight Care 
“We have someone that comes in overnight and in critical condition that requires a physician's immediate attention — with telemedicine we can get that immediately. Before, we would have to transfer. But now we're in contact with that doctor in Dallas; he's there on the monitor in the room, taking care of the patient immediately.”


D CEO Healthcare
April 4, 2014

Telemedicine Brings Much-Needed Specialty Care to Rural Hospitals
"Telemedicine has been a boon to the facility. He said the hospital previously relied on weekly visits from a pulmonologist, and frequently had to transfer more complicated cases to hospitals in Dallas or Tyler. Telemedicine has allowed the hospitals to keep those cases and allow convenient patient access for families."


AT THE MIC


Texas Association of Rural Health Clinics
Annual Conference
July 26, 2019

Tele-Psychiatry: Innovations in Care
Madeline Andrew, MD, Access Physicians


Texas Hospital Association
Texas Healthcare Trustees
Healthcare Governance Conference
July 18, 2019

Saving Rural Healthcare Through Telemedicine: A Cuero Case Study
Eduardo Vadia, MD and Michael McAndrew, FACHE, Access Physicians

With financial distress and potential closure of many rural hospitals, communities find themselves losing access to care. Patients are forced to travel or simply do not receive the care they need, leading to increased morbidity, mortality and cost. Yet through telemedicine, Cuero Regional Hospital and Access Physicians are keeping patients without having to transfer or wait for a consult. Join us for a practical conversation about telemedicine as an alternative care delivery model for any organization lacking specialty care.


Rural Hospital Council
Texas Hospital Association

July 18, 2019

2019 Telemedicine Trends, 2020 Opportunities
Michael McAndrew, LFACHE, Director of Engagement, Access Physicians
Saurin Patel, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Access Physicians


OnRamp Healthcare Conference Wisconsin Medical Society - Gener8tor
June 19, 2019

Telehealth: Hype vs. Reality
Saurin Patel, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Access Physicians


American College of Healthcare Executives | Texas Hospital Association
February 20, 2019

Panel Discussion: Telemedicine in the Healthcare Delivery System
Saurin Patel, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Access Physicians

Telemedicine has become increasingly popular throughout the years. Its innovative benefits are of vital interest amid the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Telemedicine uses a variety of forms of electronic communication technology to provide a convenient method to deliver health care services and education. This program will explore the current and future role of telemedicine in the delivery of health care. The program surveying the various uses and settings of telemedicine will delve into how well this technology has been utilized and received by clinicians and patients. Technical, operational, regulatory and financial aspects of the development of telemedicine programs will be investigated. The expanding role that telemedicine holds in daily medicine and its direction into the future of the healthcare delivery system will be explored.


HIMSS | CDW Ask the Experts Sessions
February 12, 2019

Tech in Action: Recipe for Clinical Excellence
Eduardo Vadia, MD, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Access Physicians
Erica St. Angel, CTIO, Access Physicians


Texas Health Improvement Network
The University of Texas System

August 23, 2018

Expert Panel on Increasing Adoption of Telemedicine in Texas for Population Health and Health Equity
Saurin Patel, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Access Physicians


Texas Hospital Association
Texas Healthcare Trustees
Healthcare Governance Conference

July 27, 2018

Saving Rural Healthcare Through Telemedicine
Saurin Patel, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Access Physicians
Michael McAndrew, FACHE, Director of Physician Engagement, Access Physicians


Texas Critical Access
Hospital Conference

June 21, 2018

Telemedicine Initiatives in Rural and Critical Access Hospitals: CEO Panel Discussion
Michael McAndrew, FACHE, Director of Physician Engagement, Access Physicians


Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH)
Annual Conference

April 11, 2018

Implementing a Successful Rural Telemedicine Program
Saurin Patel, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Access Physicians


Annual Conference of the
American Society on Aging

March 27, 2018

Telehealth and Other Technologies for Reaching and Providing Services for Older Adults Where They Live
Eduardo Vadia, MD, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Access Physicians


Texas Hospital Association
Annual Conference

February 5, 2017

Saving Rural Health Care Through Telemedicine
Chris Gallagher, MD, FACC, President and Co-Founder, Access Physicians
Michael McAndrew, FACHE, Director of Physician Engagement, Access Physicians


Christian Camp and
Conference Association

December 13, 2017

Camp Telemedicine: Saving Time, Money and Tears
Lauren Ingram, Nurse Practitioner, Access Physicians


Senior Housing News Webinar
November 7, 2017

Inside The Rise of Telemedicine and Senior Housing
Eduardo Vadia, MD, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Access Physicians

Telehealth is rising as a leading solution to reduce costs and provide more convenient care across the health care spectrum. And with it, telemedicine—where clinical care is actually delivered remotely, is becoming a viable solution in some settings. Senior housing operators, which interact with healthcare practitioners daily, stand to gain in major ways through the rise of telemedicine. While the industry has been slow to adopt this new care format, some have already begun and they are seeing results. Join experts spanning physicians, researchers and senior living operators to learn about how your senior housing community can create a plan for telemedicine.


Gartner Symposium/ITxpo
October 1, 2017

Delivering High Quality Telehealth at Scale
Eduardo Vadia, MD, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Access Physicians


Global Innovation in Telehealth: Private and Public Sector Opportunities
UC Berkeley and UC Davis

September 23, 2017

Telehealth Emerging Issues & Opportunities
Eduardo Vadia, MD, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Access Physicians


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