TeleNocturnist Program Reduces Hospital Transfers

AnMed Health Cannon, a rural hospital located in Pickens, South Carolina, looked to Telemedicine to improve clinical capability at night, increase access and reduce transfers. Eagle TeleMedicine’s hospitalist program was explored, vetted by medical staff leadership and retained to improve clinical capability at nights.

Today, a small group of Eagle hospitalists provide support to approximately 40 patients per month. Dr. Chioma Udogu, M.D. is a member of the AnMed Health Cannon Telemedicine team and a proud resident of South Carolina. Dr. Udogu is a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician with 10 years experience as a hospitalist.  She recently shared her thoughts about how the program is going:

As a South Carolinian, it is my pleasure to care for patients in the Pickens community. I am proud to be part of the AnMed Cannon team. At Eagle, we work hard to collaborate with the onsite staff. The nurses and doctors at AnMed makes my job easier, which allows me to help patients.

Here’s how they reduced hospital transfers

Telemedicine Nocturnist Program Improves Care in Rural Community by Reducing Avoidable Transfers

NIGHT COVERAGE SOLUTIONS
Why They Work for Hospitals
and Physicians

When it comes to remote night coverage, there are 3 scenarios that work:

Increase Patient Access

Rural Hospital:
Quick Response for
Patient Care, Admissions

Telemedicine call coverage

Metropolitan Hospital:
Cross-Cover Call Relief

Nurse Back-up

Hospitals of All Sizes:
NP/PA Backup

Addressing Rural Hospitals’ Needs

Expert Care. Anywhere.

 

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