Treatment in Place: Reduce Readmissions With Telemedicine

Telemedicine Treatment in Place

Reduce readmissions with telemedicine- Hospital readmissions are expensive, hurt your relationships with MCO/ACO’s, and cause unneeded risks to the patient. Did you know what 74% of hospital readmissions are avoidable? Learn how to reduce readmissions with telemedicine using iDocsWeb.

Consider iDocsWeb Telemedicine before sending the resident to the hospital.

Your resident is exhibiting irregular behavior, sweating without fever, and there isn’t a Provider in the building… 

Many conditions can be treated within the facility with access to a provider. Here’s an example of how it works:

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Place Telemedicine Cart at Resident’s Bedside
The nurse is able to quickly select the resident within the telemedicine portal. The patient’s information including treating provider are populated from the EMR. Vitals, symptoms, and reason for call are entered and sent to the selected provider. 

iDocsWeb Telemedicine for LTC

The Provider Will Examine Resident with Nurse
The provider connects to the resident using iDocsWeb. Working together with the nurse, the resident is examined. The removable camera along with digital medical devices assist in effective assessment. 

iDocsWeb Telemedicine for LTC

The Diagnosis
The provider is able to diagnose the resident with hypoglycemia / low blood glucose level. A plan is established diminishing the need for hospitalization. Approved family members may also be present to ease the resident. 

iDocsWeb Telemedicine for LTC

Treatment in Place
The provider orders the nurse to administer 8oz of orange juice and re-test blood glucose level after 45 minutes. The nurse is able to administer treatment at bedside and hospitalization is avoided. 


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