Dr. Hunt to Streamline Onboarding of Growing Number of Physicians for the Eagle Telemedicine Team
ATLANTA, Ga. (August 11, 2020) — Eagle Telemedicine today announced the appointment of Brian Hunt, M.D., as Telehospitalist Trainer. In this newly created role, Dr. Hunt will onboard telemedicine physicians by introducing best practices, technology, and specific hospital processes for optimal delivery of care.
“Dr. Hunt is a skilled physician and communicator,” said Talbot “Mac” McCormick, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Eagle Telemedicine. “He enjoys interacting with patients and onsite physicians to produce the best possible care and outcomes, as well as sharing the nuances of practicing telemedicine with our growing team. In this new role, he brings a wealth of experience, both in onsite and remote practice, which will help prepare our new recruits for what they will experience as a telemedicine provider.”
Dr. Hunt received his medical degree in internal medicine from the University of Kansas in 1985. After more than 20 years of medical practice in various settings, including emergency medicine and rural community clinics, he became a telenocturnist with Eagle Telemedicine in 2012. Dr. Hunt was also instrumental in forming Sunflower Telemedicine, a group of Kansas physicians who partner with Eagle Telemedicine to improve healthcare access in Kansas’ rural communities.
“As Telehospitalist Trainer, my focus is to prepare our new telemedicine providers for success right from their very first shift,” said Dr. Hunt. “Telehospitalists must be comfortable with the technology, as well as the subtleties of each hospital team. Learning to develop a ‘webside manner’ is critical when communicating and creating a personal connection with patients. This training will enable new telehospitalists to provide high quality care.”