Eagle Telemedicine Programs Deliver Better Care, More Accurate Reimbursement for Rural Hospitals

Company to share its programs’ successes with attendees at the KRHA Annual Conference

BOWLING GREEN, KY—Sept. 17, 2015—Eagle Telemedicine, an independent, physician-led company that develops and manages inpatient telemedicine practices for hospitals, will share information about its services and successes with community hospitals at the 17th Annual Conference of the Kentucky Rural Health Association in Bowling Green, Sept. 17-18, 2015.

Kentucky Rural Hospital AssociationEagle’s telemedicine programs are achieving breakthroughs for rural hospitals. By providing roundthe-clock access to expertise, telemedicine programs help hospitals avoid transferring many patients to hospitals in larger cities to get the care they need and support nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) in providing quality care.

“Telemedicine is most effective when applied where physician resources are scarce and patient care is time sensitive,” said Dr. John Johnston, Senior Vice President of Practice Development for Eagle. “It is providing hope to rural hospitals in an era when closure is a very real possibility unless new models of care are deployed.”

Dr. Johnston will be at the Eagle booth at the KRHA event to discuss telemedicine’s effectiveness in rural settings and share real world examples of its benefits. Attendees to the show can stop by the Eagle booth to enter a drawing for an Apple Watch.

Pioneers in inpatient telemedicine As a pioneer in inpatient telemedicine, Eagle has spent more than five years perfecting its telemedicine service models of care and tailoring them to specific settings, such as rural hospitals where telemedicine can bring specialized care to the bedside where it might otherwise be unavailable.

Benefits to rural hospitals

  • Provision of care to patients in their home communities
  • Around-the-clock access to expertise
  • Improved quality of care
  • Reduced out-transfer of adult medical patients
  • Increased admissions and revenue
  • Hands-on access to education and training for NPPs and other staff