BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Telemedicine, an independent, physician-led company that develops and manages inpatient telemedicine practices for hospitals, will share information about its services and successes with rural hospitals at the 17th Annual Conference of the Kentucky Rural Health Association in Bowling Green, Sept. 17-18, 2015.
Eagle's telemedicine programs are achieving breakthroughs for rural hospitals. By providing round-the-clock access to expertise, telemedicine programs help rural hospitals avoid transferring many patients to hospitals in larger cities to get the care they need and support nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) in providing quality care.
"Telemedicine is most effective when applied where physician resources are scarce and patient care is time sensitive," said Dr. John Johnston, Senior Vice President of Practice Development for Eagle. "It is providing hope to rural hospitals in an era when closure is a very real possibility unless new models of care are deployed."
Dr. Johnston will be at the Eagle booth at the KRHA event to discuss telemedicine's effectiveness in rural settings and share real world examples of its benefits. Attendees to the show can stop by the Eagle booth to enter a drawing for an Apple Watch.
Pioneers in inpatient telemedicine
As a pioneer in inpatient telemedicine, Eagle has spent more than five years perfecting its telemedicine service models of care and tailoring them to specific settings, such as rural hospitals where telemedicine can bring specialized care to the bedside where it might otherwise be unavailable.
Benefits to rural hospitals include:
- Provision of care to patients in their home communities
- Around-the-clock access to expertise
- Improved quality of care
- Reduced out-transfer of adult medical patients
- Increased admissions and revenue
- Hands-on access to education and training for NPPs and other staff
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 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