TeleCardiology Companies Increase Access to Care

TeleCardiology companies, like Eagle, are responding to a growing need for around the clock cardiology coverage. Hospitals are seeing an increasing number of patients with the need for cardiac care — both from an increase in the number of cardiac emergencies and an aging population with comorbidities.

When we talk with hospitals about the needs of the community and the hospital, cardiology care comes up frequently.  Eagle is focused on partnering with hospitals to insure that the facility selects the telemedicine coverage that will have the most impact on the hospital’s goals and metrics, like:

  • Patient Care
  • Staff Coverage
  • Average Daily Census
  • Transfer Rate
  • Revenue

TeleCardiology companies that seek to win your business and improve outcomes will ask the hospital to review its transfer logs. Administrators tell us that patients with cardiology diagnoses are frequently the number one cause for transfer out of the emergency room.

TeleCardiologists Companies Care for Ongoing Cardiac Conditions

TeleCardiologists: 5 Conditions Requiring On-Going Treatment

TeleCardiology services provide access to specialist care so that patients across the country suffering from ongoing heart conditions can receive a consultation from a specialists in the Emergency Room, on inpatient floors and outpatient clinics. Heart disease is an epidemic that has not abated, given the obesity and diabetes prevalence in an aging population. The American College of Cardiology estimates a 128%  increase in deaths from heart disease by 2050, which represents a critical need that TeleCardiology can help meet.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this trend, as many “long-haul” patients have been found to have serious heart issues. Even those with milder symptoms have developed arrhythmias that must be monitored long-term.

Rural, suburban, and inner-city hospitals are facing the need for 24/7/365 cardiology specialist care, as witnessed by the increased demand for TeleCardiologists that Eagle has experienced. While internal medicine and emergency physicians can handle some cases, many cardiac conditions are complex — requiring a cardiology specialist’s expertise to accurately diagnose and treat the specific condition.

With access to TeleCardiology, a patient’s electrical activity results ― such as an electrocardiogram (ECG), cardiac CT scans, cardiac MRI scans ― can be transmitted to and interpreted by a remote cardiologist allowing patients to receive real-time diagnoses. The on-site emergency medicine physician, hospitalist and/or nursing staff administer the treatment.