Telemedicine in Texas is changing the landscape for patient care. With more than half of Texas counties classified as rural areas, hospitals in Texas struggle to recruit specialists, and even hospitalists, to provide care for their communities. In the past year, Texas hospitals have learned the quality and efficacy of telemedicine programs. See why hospitals are launching telemedicine in Texas.
HUTCHINSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER • KANSAS • ICU
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Reduced Need for Transfers
TeleCardioloists: 5 Conditions Requiring On-Going Treatment
With access to TeleCardiologists, a patients across the county 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.