Why Telemedicine is the Future of Hospitalists

Telemedicine Equipment

Telemedicine is booming in popularity in critical access hospitals and appears to be the future of the industry. Many hospitals are shifting their models to include hospitalists and telemedicine because it increases the quality and efficiency of patient care. That is why Horizon Virtual is here to partner with hospitals with our telehospitalist platform to help them take care of

Overnight Physician Staffing at Critical Access Hospitals

Critical access hospitals have a unique set of challenges as they work to take care of those that live in the surrounding communities. Horizon Virtual works with hospital employees to provide a virtual solution for overnight physicians that are needed to staff critical access hospitals. We do this by providing virtual overnight physicians to rural hospitals.  Challenges Critical Access Hospitals

Inpatient Telehealth

Removal of Limitations on Inpatient Telehealth

Removal of Limitations on Inpatient Telehealth Clinicians can now provide more services to beneficiaries via telehealth so that clinicians can take care of their patients while mitigating the risk of the spread of the virus. Under the public health emergency, all beneficiaries across the country can receive Medicare telehealth and other communications technology- based services wherever they are located. Clinicians

Horizon Virtual P.A. is Accredited by the Better Business Bureau®

Telemedicine Company with A Rating at the Better Business Bureau

Horizon Virtual P.A. is Accredited by the Better Business Bureau® Two Physicians Recognized for Bringing Healthcare to the Rural Midwest (Minnesota, Saint Cloud – March, 9th 2020) Horizon Virtual announces the recent accreditation of an “A” Status by the Better Business Bureau® for the Overnight Telehealth Services being provided to Critical Access Hospitals around Central Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Darin Willardsen, MD,

Nearly 50 Percent of Rural Hospitals Operate in the Red Each Year

Telemedicine Provides ROI to Critical Access Hospitals

Nearly 50% of Rural Hospitals Operate in the RED Each Year Will Technology be Required in an Effort to Reduce Overhead? Chartis Center for Rural Health recently reported that in 2019 this statistic grew by an alarming 8% over the past 4 years, toping out at 47% of hospitals losing money annually.* 🏥📉 No surprise, many rural hospitals are turning

Rural Areas are Seeing an Increase in EMS Transport Times

Telemedicine Reduces Patient Transfers

Telemedicine Reduces Patient Transfers Rural Medicine Patients are at Risk when Critical Access Hospitals are Forced to Transfer Patients, or Worse, Forced to Close Altogether. Rural Medical Patients are at risk as much needed healthcare access is being restricted in their area. “People in rural areas of the United States wait, on average, nearly twice as long for ambulances as

A Shortage of Next Generation Physicians in Rural Medicine

Telemedicine Provides A Solution to Physician Shortage

Rural Hospitals Across America Are Trying To Find Unique Ways To Attract Graduating Physicians There is no-doubt, rural hospitals are raising concerns over the growing demand for qualified rural physicians. According to a recent publication by AAMC (2/3/20), there are certainly fewer replacement physicians than those who are retiring each year and rural communities are starting to feel the impact.*

Telemedicine Physicians Are Never Out Sick

Doctor is Out Telemedicine Is In

Minimize Physician Exposure It is common for a Critical Access Hospital to have a rotation in order for a single physician to be on-call throughout the night. During Flu Season, or Circumstantial Outbreaks such as COVID-19, Who is going to cover when the on-call physician becomes ill? Typically, this creates unnecessary frustration and inconvenience amongst the provider staff. Horizon Virtual

A Tired Hospitalist is an Impaired Hospitalist

Certainly, you wouldn’t put your mother in the care of an impaired hospitalist, yet hospitals all over the United States unintentionally do so. Not that hospitals are allowing intoxicated hospitalists on the clock, but when a tired physician clock’s in studies suggest that it is equivalent to intoxication. A Study Analyzing the Effects of Physician Fatigue on Performance A recent