Benefits of telemedicine for skilled nursing facilities:
- Fewer transfers & readmissions
- Reduced hospitalizations
- Greater patient and provider satisfaction
- Decreased patient anxiety
- Better control of capacity management
- Increased staff utilization
Enhance Care Coordination
Patient intake and transfers have never been easier with telemedicine, which helps coordinate transfer of patients from the hospital to a skilled nursing facility to home. Receiving nurses can virtually meet the patient and familiarize themselves with their medical history and specific needs. In addition, Avizia’s clinical web application enables on-call providers from Accountable Care Organizations to collaborate in real-time to improve patient throughput, foster better treatment decisions, and improve patient outcomes.
Optimizing Senior Care in Place
By combining collaboration tools at the point of care, peripheral devices, telehealth workflow software and cloud-based streaming technology, facilities can offer increased levels of provider interaction for high-risk patients. Administrators will experience greater control of their facility capacity by needing fewer transfers and patient readmissions, which equals less empty beds, increase in referrals, and a higher quality of life and health status for the patients.
Reduce Avoidable Admissions
Lack of physicians on call during off-hours can result in inappropriate transfers &hospitalizations. With Avizia’s industry-leading products, Skilled Nursing Facilities can provide after-hours telemedicine coverage, reducing health complications or even death due to inaccurate medication adjustments and management, elevated body temperature, or injection.