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  |   July 26, 2019

How Telemedicine Addresses Hospitalist Staffing Challenges

The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates a shortage of 45,000 primary care doctors and 46,000 surgeons and medical specialists by 2020. Due to this, an increasing number of hospitals are moving to a hospitalist model, often motivated by a search for increased quality and efficiency in patient care. When appropriately utilized, hospitalists provide benefits […]

  |   July 19, 2019

Physician Shortages Drive Growth in telePsychiatry

The present shortage of psychiatrists has reached national crisis levels, specifically in rural areas where there is little to no access to timely, quality care. Today, nearly one in five patients in emergency departments has some sort of behavioral or mental health issue—this number continues to rise as the number of psychiatrists decreases. Avrim Fishkind, […]

  |   June 27, 2019

What’s Next for Telemedicine?

It’s no mystery that telemedicine has enabled hospital systems to advance access to care, deliver measurable patient outcomes, and optimize organizational efficiencies. More specifically, telemedicine platforms allow patients and providers alike access to specialty physicians they may otherwise never have. Services such as teleNeurology, telePsychiatry, and teleICU are becoming a common part of the patient […]

  |   June 18, 2019

A Partner Approach to Ensure Telemedicine Success

With an industry like healthcare, taking a partner approach to ensure telemedicine success is critical. When all parties focus on quality patient care, efficiency, and continual improvement, we can build long-term strategic partnerships. The SOC Telemed Client Success team serves as the critical intermediary between clients and the SOC team. For Brad Murphy, Senior Vice […]

  |   May 7, 2019

Hidden Heroes of Telemedicine

When your loved one is in a health care crisis, there is nothing more important than the medical team who treats them. What happens when a needed specialist is not in the building? Or even on staff at the hospital? That’s where SOC Telemed (SOC) comes in—enabling the hospital staff to connect with a specialist […]