Telemedicine in the news: Part B News. Eagle CEO Dr. Talbot "Mac" McCormick comments on CMS Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
Telemedicine / Remote Presence Services
As an industry innovator, Eagle is actively pursuing telemedicine solutions that elevate care for patients, while enabling hospitals to enhance value and flexibility. Telemedicine is a prime example of that commitment.
This revolutionary telemedicine program empowers physicians to be at the patient’s bedside without having to be on location – a monumental proposition for any hospital suffering from a shortage of physicians and/or increasing patient volume. More than solving a resource challenge, this remote-guided technology, which offers a live feed of the physician at one location and the patient at another, can actually help extend a hospital’s quality of care. For instance, a patient who would otherwise be without access to a specialist (sometimes due to rural area constraints, costs, or if the patient is unable to travel), through telemedicine, may now acquire the prompt expert care they need. It’s especially critical in cases where stroke is suspected and timely diagnosis is necessary to ensure patients a better opportunity for recovery.