Eagle Telemedicine Hosts Webinar on Benefits of Teleneurology to Rural Hospitals

Session will focus on how teleneurology accelerates diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients and improves patient census; rural Oklahoma hospital case study will be featured

Feb 23, 2016, 09:49 ET from Eagle Telemedicine

ATLANTA, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Telemedicine, an independent, physician-led company that develops and manages inpatient telemedicine practices for hospitals, will host a webinar on teleneurology and its success in rural hospitals at 2 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.

"Teleneurology: Why It Works for Rural Hospitals" will focus on how teleneurology can accelerate diagnosis and treatment of stroke and other acute neurology patients, and can prevent rural hospitals from having to transfer those patients to facilities in often distant metropolitan areas to get the care they need. 

Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7410572404109395201

Following a brief introduction of telemedicine and its basic components, the webinar will focus on results that best-in-class teleneurology providers are achieving, including: 

  • Average response time of 3.5 minutes 
  • Average diagnosis and treatment time of 21.8 minutes 
  • 40% decrease in time from emergency department arrival to admission 
  • 1 to 1.2-day decrease in hospital Average Length of Stay (ALOS) for stroke patients 

"In treatment of stroke and other acute neurological emergencies, time is brain," said Talbot "Mac" McCormick, MD, President and CEO of Eagle Telemedicine and Eagle Hospital Physicians, and a presenter for the webinar. "Our webinar will focus on how teleneurology consultation via two-way videoconferencing and remote patient monitoring technology is used quickly and effectively across the spectrum of acute neurological emergencies, including cases involving status epilepticus, coma, intracranial hemorrhage and utilization of tPA."

Joining Dr. McCormick will be Duane Miller, Vice President and CFO of INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid, OK. He will outline how the hospital successfully implemented a teleneurology program, and how the program delivers specialized quality care as well as significant financial benefits to the facility. Miller anticipates a $200,000 reduction in locum support costs annually, and expects additional revenues greater than $55,000 annually by reducing transfers.

About Eagle Telemedicine

Founded in 2008, Eagle Telemedicine was one of the first companies to emerge in the telemedicine physician service arena, and continues to serve as a pioneer in the industry today, leading practical solutions, management tools, and innovation through the use of telemedicine. Eagle currently offers telemedicine programs and solutions in: Hospitalist Medicine, Stroke and Acute Neurology, Psychiatric Care, Infectious Disease and Critical Care. The company was launched through Eagle Hospital Physicians, which develops and supports hospitalist physician practices serving hospitals in more than a dozen states. For more information, visit www.eagletelemedicine.com.

SOURCE Eagle Telemedicine