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Your Hospital Team Has Many Priorities
Making a telemedicine decision needs to be a strategic one. Prioritizing a variety of needs, a hospital team must bring many voices to the table in order to make telemedicine work effectively.
Use our resources below to see how Access Physicians delivers more than telemedicine as we implement enterprise-wide, scaleable clinical programs that improve patient and financial outcomes.
More About Access Physicians
For nearly a decade, Access Physicians has been the leader in providing inpatient specialty care for high-acuity patients through telemedicine.
When I tell people that one of our core service lines at Access Physicians is cardiac arrest management, there’s often disbelief initially. “You’re a telemedicine company. How can you help someone whose heart has stopped?”
They have this reaction because they assume physicians must be physically present doing all of the resuscitation procedures themselves.
That’s not the case. READ MORE.
Telecardiology in Action: Keeping patients in their communities and saving lives
Cardiology is an in-demand specialty
With an aging U.S. population experiencing increased chronic disease burden from diabetes
to high blood pressure, the demand for cardiologists is growing. For hospitals in rural
communities, demand already exceeds supply. Only an estimated 10 percent of cardiologists
practice in rural areas.
For one rural hospital in Texas, this imbalance presented a major problem for its patients….
and a significant opportunity.
Managing Cardiac Arrest
Managing on-call service for more than one million patients, Access Physicians pioneered the development and use of Code Blue telemedicine programs for patients experiencing cardiac arrest in 2015.
These cutting-edge programs show significant outcomes:
- Reduce time to effective resuscitation and mortality.
- Align care delivery with clinical guidelines.
- Elevate the standard of care for nurses, respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals.
Improving Maternal Outcomes With Tele-Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Access Physicians brings highly specialized maternal-fetal expertise and subspecialty care to more women through the power of telemedicine.
High-Acuity Care Available With Tele-Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists
With Access Physicians’ telemedicine model, hospitals of any size can have dedicated pulmonary and critical care specialists immediately available to provide comprehensive ICU care and support for critical care patients and care for patients with respiratory conditions, whether in the ICU or medical-surgical units.
Delivering High-Quality Care with Access Physicians Hospitalists
Access Physicians’ hospitalist services manage all aspects of an inpatient’s care and are hospitals’ partners in directing hospital utilization to optimize outcomes and quality.
Meeting the Demand for Infectious Disease Expertise with Telemedicine
With an Access Physicians infectious disease program, hospitals of any size can connect with a board-certified infectious disease specialist to diagnose, treat and manage patients with difficult, unusual, or complicated bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections.
COVID-19 Telemedicine Roadmap
See how Access Physicians prioritizes rollout of a telemedicine program in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
It’s been here all along. Government is just catching up.
With social distancing and stay home orders the new normal, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust telemedicine and telehealth into the spotlight. But, we should be clear about one thing. This is not technology’s moment. Rather, it’s time for the practice of medicine to advance with a paradigm shift. Read more.
In the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak as states mandated lockdowns, virtual health care was quickly looked to to keep patients and their health care providers connected and to ensure that patients maintained regular medical care. With the federal government loosening many restrictions on telehealth reimbursement, its use skyrocketed. During the week of March 15, for example, telehealth visits represented just 1 percent of all outpatient visits, according to data analysis conducted by the Commonwealth Fund. By the week of April of 19, the percentage was close to 14 percent. Read more.
Key considerations for leveraging new opportunities to implement telemedicine to improve patient care
A lot of ink has been spilled on the rapid rise in telehealth’s popularity in response to COVID-19. The prevailing opinion is that COVID-19 let the telehealth genie out of the bottle, and there’s no putting it back.
Certainly, patient and provider comfort with the technology increased, and patients very well may demand that they continue to have access to virtual visits for their convenience, ease of use, protection from potentially infectious environments, and effectiveness. As much as $250 billion of the current health care spend in the U.S. could be virtualized, according to McKinsey and Company. The assumption is that patients will prefer virtual visits over in-person ones and will choose the former instead of the latter. One is a substitute for the other. Read more.