How Does Telemedicine Work? Dr. Charles Kutler Explains

Dr. Charles Kutler, inpatient telehealth provider and infectious disease specialist, was asked the question: How does telemedicine work? In this video he explains how he interacts with hospital staff and patients. He also reviews:

  • How much time do you spend with a patient during a telemedicine visit?
  • How long does it take to diagnose an infectious disease patient using telemedicine?
  • How do patients respond to telemedicine?
  • What staff members do you work with at each hospital?
  • Do you spend time speaking with the onsite nurses and doctors about patient care?
  • What do you discuss with the onsite staff?
  • How does telemedicine work during a  patient exam?

Do Your Advanced Practitioners Need Telemedicine Support?

Can telemedicine coverage help your staff improve care? Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are the backbone of hospital care, providing very necessary hospital night coverage when a physician isn’t on-site. However, when there’s a question about a patient’s care, they are often hesitant to wake the on-call physician – respecting the doctor’s need for a good night’s sleep. When the patient must be seen, the on-call doctor will arrive as quickly as possible – but a delay is simply unavoidable.

Telemedicine can be a lifeline in these situations, supporting nurse practitioners and physician assistants by providing access to virtual physicians 24/7. These highly experienced physicians are available to “beam in” at a moment’s notice to guide and advise your staff in providing comprehensive care. TeleHospitalists and TeleNocturnists lead daily patient rounds via live video conferencing, and function as a member of your hospital’s clinical team.

How does telemedicine work for advanced practitioners?

Expert Care. Anywhere.