Gold Partner—Eagle Telemedicine
Telemedicine is becoming an integral part of healthcare today, and Eagle Telemedicine plays a major role. Founded in 1998, Eagle Telemedicine is an independent, physician-led company that has pioneered inpatient telemedicine physician services to bring hard-to-find physician resources to rural communities. And Eagle continues to evolve its model to bring various specialties, such as neurological and psychiatric care, to the telemedicine arena.
What We Offer
With Eagle’s Telemedicine services, patients and providers receive personal attention and evaluation by speaking face-to-face to a specialist, in real time. No matter how remote the hospital, the nation’s finest specialists can be “beamed in” via two-way videoconferencing to treat patients on a regular basis. The bottom line benefit? Rural hospitals increase monthly patient volume by reducing transfers to tertiary facilities.
Advantages for Rural Hospitals
One of Eagle’s recent teleneurology implementations was a rural hospital in America’s heartland, where the COO projects a $200,000 reduction in locum support costs annually and additional revenues in excess of $55,000 a year—largely through the hospital’s ability to diagnose and treat stroke and other acute neurology patients without having to transfer them to larger hospitals many miles away. It’s just one of many gains Eagle is helping hospitals achieve through telemedicine—not only in their financial security, but also in the level of care they are able to provide.
At another hospital in the Midwest, Eagle telemedicine has greatly improved documentation accuracy in the ER during the admissions process, helping ensure the hospital gets all the Medicare and private insurance reimbursement it deserves for the services it performs. Telemedicine hospitalists interface via teleconferencing technology with physicians and physician assistants in the ER. On a 24x7 basis, they are available to ensure that care is timely and documentation is thorough when the ER physicians admit patients.
Widespread Appreciation by Patients
At Eagle, patients tell us that they feel telemedicine is even more personal than a face-to-face visit with a physician in a hospital. They appreciate the fact that the physicians beamed into their room through videoconferencing technology are totally focused on them, not distracted by pagers, phone calls, or other interruptions. Older patients are as appreciative of the technology as younger ones.
A Variety of Programs to Meet Your Needs
Eagle offers these specialized telemedicine programs:
Checklist of Benefits
Eagle Telemedicine’s mission is to bring the best physicians in inpatient medicine to the patient’s bedside in every hospital. In summary, Eagle Telemedicine delivers benefits to rural hospitals that include:
Become part of the Eagle Telemedicine community. Contact us today for more information on how our clinical champions can benefit your facility.
Talbot "Mac" McCormick, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mac.McCormick@eglhp.com or 678-441-8500
Director, Marketing and Business Development
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