LTACH requirements for night coverage, pre-emptive rounding and specialists on demand make the facilities an ideal fit for virtual rounding using telemedicine services
ATLANTA—Feb. 2, 2017—Eagle Hospital Physicians, a physician-led hospitalist management firm and telemedicine provider for hospitals across the United States., is finding a growing new market in the nation’s long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs), whose unique needs for services like virtual rounding are a good fit for telemedicine.
“In medicine, there are always new frontiers—new viruses to conquer, new treatment approaches to manage, new technologies to incorporate in practice,” said Talbot “Mac” McCormick, M.D., president and CEO of the company, which began offering telemedicine services to regular acute care hospitals eight years ago. “At Eagle, we are finding the same holds true for telemedicine. New uses for it are emerging every day.”
During the eight years since it began its telemedicine initiative, Eagle has established programs providing TeleHospitalist services and a range of telemedicine specialties in acute care hospitals across the United States. It entered the LTACH market recently, and is currently providing telemedicine night coverage to three LTACH facilities in North Carolina: Select Specialty Hospitals in Durham, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem. The facilities are part of Select’s network of more than 100 long-term acute care sites across the United States.