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