Telemedicine Helps SNFs Improve Patient Care, Curb Hospitalizations

mHealth Intelligence, January 9, 2018

Skilled nursing facilities across the country are using telemedicine to bring critical healthcare services to their residents, improving health and wellness outcomes and reducing costly ER transports.

In many cases, real-time clinical support can mean the difference between life and death.

“Even five minutes at that point can make a huge difference,” says Karen Sullivan, communications director at Tewksbury, Mass.-based Covenant Health, which has partnered with TripleCare to install a round-the-clock telemedicine platform in four SNFs around New England. “These are critical minutes in a lot of cases for patients who are compromised.”

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