Starting with Rural Telemedicine. Growing to Serve Hospitals of All Sizes.

In the beginning, Eagle’s focus was rural telemedicine serving smaller hospitals. At the time, these hospitals lacked physician coverage which limited the hospital’s ability to care for patients. TeleHospitalist coverage was often the number one way that rural telemedicine solved doctor shortages at community hospitals.

Today, Eagle Telemedicine serves both urban and rural hospitals. Large metropolitan and urban hospitals have different needs than our rural clients, but telemedicine can still address many of the challenges at these hospitals. In this video, Dr. Talbot ‘Mac’ McCormick, CEO at Eagle Telemedicine, discusses how we adapt our services to meet the needs of hospitals – big and small – across the country.

How Eagle Provides Urban and Rural Telemedicine

How Telemedicine is Saving Rural Hospitals

Recently, I was quoted in a Medical Economics article about the the benefits of rural telemedicine. The article addressed how the Association of American Medical Colleges recognizes the importance of telemedicine in helping physicians become more efficient and extend their reach to more patients who need them.

It’s a story that can’t be told too often today.

The type of telemedicine we offer — two-way audiovisual communication between a doctor “beamed in” from another location and a patient — delivers broad benefits to any rural hospital.

Urban and Rural Telemedicine

First, it eases the struggle small community hospitals face in attracting top quality physicians to their rural location. Second, it offers an effective alternative to the frequent transfer of patients to distant tertiary referral hospitals to get the care they need. We see the benefits of rural telemedicine time and again as forward-thinking hospitals rely on Eagle to bridge the staffing gap.

At its most basic level, telemedicine programs help rural hospitals engage remotely with hospitalists in other locations to provide collaborative support for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinical staff, as well as nocturnist coverage without having to hire additional physician staff. Telemedicine can also bring in Specialist care through TeleNeurology programs, Tele-ICU, and TelePsychiatry.

Expert Care. Anywhere.