Great Plains Health sought out telemedicine for infectious disease because the hospital’s leadership was acutely aware of the time the onsite specialist devoted to the facility, his team and patients. This devotion put the doctor at greater risk of burnout. Concerned about retention and patient care, the hospital turned to Eagle Telemedicine.

CHALLENGE

On a mission to retain the hospitals daytime ID specialist, the facility turned to telemedicine to reduce the number of hours worked per week, give the physician more time with family and provide better sleep by reducing night calls.

SOLUTION

Today, Eagles’s telemedicine for infectious disease provides relief from a 24/7 on call work environment. The Tele-ID from remote physicians also provides continued support and care for of patients close to home. Patient demand is managed easily by a pool of providers that work with the hospital regularly.

TELEMEDICINE FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

BENEFITS & OUTCOMES

Manage Demand for ID Transfers

Manage demand
for ID services

Avoid recrutiment costs

Avoid recruitment and
high salary costs

Reduced transfers

Reduce transfers,
keep patients close to home

ABOUT THE HOSPITAL

Great Plains Health (GPHealth) is located in North Platte, Nebraska. The hospital is a non–profit, fully accredited, 116-bed regional referral center serving west Nebraska, northern Kansas and northern Colorado. GPHealth’s service areas span 34 counties, 136,000 lives and approximately 67,832 square miles, about the size of the state of Pennsylvania. With nearly 100 physicians representing 30 medical specialties, the Great Plains Health system offers advanced medical services, including heart and vascular, cancer, orthopedic services, women’s services, and a level III trauma center. The system employs approximately 1,100 employees and has more than 200 volunteers.

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“When we need more help from the Eagle team it’s not a problem. In November 2018, they easily handled more than double our typical volume. We requested 52 consults that month. In December 2019, we saw a similar uptick. Once again, Eagle was there to help.”
– Chastity Orr, RN, Clinical Manager

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