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  |   March 20, 2019

8 Lessons Learned After 650,000 Telemedicine Consults

SOC Telemed (SOC) has provided life-saving telemedicine since 2004. We’ve partnered with over 500 hospitals. We have developed expertise on every aspect of making a telemedicine program successful. Here’s a list of our most important lessons learned after 650,000 telemedicine consults: It isn’t about the cart. Don’t get us wrong, we love carts. We can talk […]

  |   March 12, 2019

Mitigating Liability Risk in Telemedicine

According to the American Hospital Association, more than three-quarters of hospitals are currently using or implementing telehealth. This rapid-fire spread of utilization in acute settings is in part attributed to telemedicine’s capacity for improved quality of care, patient outcomes, and cost efficiencies. Despite these advantages, hospitals need to mitigate liability risk in telemedicine. Hospital systems […]

  |   February 21, 2019

What Are the Essential Components of an Enterprise Telemedicine ...

An enterprise telemedicine platform should assist health systems in achieving some of the strategic goals they’ve set for their organizations. While a telemedicine solution should enable an organization to conduct virtual consults, it should go beyond the basics to empower health systems to optimize organizational and clinical outcomes. Healthcare executives who have immersed themselves in […]

  |   December 20, 2018

RACER: Successful 18-hour Emergency Telemedicine Implementation ...

When Hurricane Florence made landfall in South Carolina in mid-September, it left over 150,000 residents without power and caused lingering disruptions in essential services, including medical care. One particular hospital, Onslow Memorial Hospital, was hit hard by Hurricane Florence’s destructive force. Flooding was so severe that hospitalists were unable to get to the hospital, while […]

  |   December 12, 2018

TeleNeurology Is More Than Stroke Care

SOC Telemed (SOC) began with a group of neurologists using telemedicine to treat stroke patients. But, as Mauricio Sirvent, general manager of Neurology at SOC, explains, teleNeurology is more than stroke care. “While telestroke accounts for a majority of our neurology work, it really is only one of the tools in our arsenal of care. […]