Post-Acute Care Telemedicine Improves Patient Care
February 20, 2017 — 12:30PM EST - 12:50PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Booth 8361 | Innovation
Patients discharged from the ED lack post-acute care options, so they're likely to return to the hospital within 72-hours with potential repercussions for patient safety, re-admissions, etc. EMC and CirrusMD launched Safe Transitions to connect patients with a doctor via text, image, or video conference, providing continuity and value while allowing patients to remain at home. In the first three months, 86% of encounters were completely resolved, only 14% were sent back to the hospital.