How does telemedicine work? Telemedicine provides a variety of services for hospitals. These services fall into two categories:
- Hospitalist Coverage. Telemedicine provides hospitalist coverage to help fill staffing gaps, cover nighttime hours and keep daytime physicians from having to take calls during the night.
- Specialty Coverage. Telemedicine can also provide specialized care such as neurology, cardiology and ICU care when a hospital wants to offer specialty care, like nephrology, to its community but doesn’t have the local resources to provide them on its own.