- SOBRE NOSOTROS
Inpatient Telemedicine Services
Here is a list of our available services:
· Inpatient Services (Mobile portal that can be moved to the patient’s hospital room or home “portal in a briefcase”)
Hospitalist night coverage (per admission/consult or per 12 hour period).
Hospitalist day coverage for new admissions, consults, progress notes or discharges.
On-demand hospitalist for the day (for busy days).
Specialist consultations (ICU, Nephology, Infectious Diseases)
· Telephone-based Cross-Coverage
Hospitalist night cross-coverage by phone (for busy services who need in-house physician to concentrate on admissions)
Using telemedicine technology, Global Physicians Solutions (GPS) has the necessary resources to provide hospitalist services to such hospitals that must rely on locum tenens (temporarily placed) physicians to staff their various departments. Despite the usefulness of hiring locum tenens to ensure that hospitals are appropriately staffed to best serve its patients, temporary physicians tend to be very costly, as their travel and lodging must also be provided by the hospital. In order to reduce, or eliminate these expenses, GPS offers telemedicine as a cost-effective alternative.
Similarly, telemedicine technology becomes increasingly important in rural, or underserved hospitals, where overnight staffing of physicians is difficult, or not possible. In such situations where patients are admitted during night hours, understaffed hospitals are faced with maintaining the patient’s health, with minimum care, until the physician arrives in the morning. With the telemedicine alternative offered by GPS, such hospitals can alleviate this concern, knowing that licensed physicians will be treating patients, same day, from home.
Telemedicine is also useful in lightening the workload of on-site physicians in busy hospitals. By hiring physicians to treat patients remotely, onsite hospitalists are allowed greater flexibility in treating patients who require closer, more acute care.
Some hospitals, during the night, are very busy and the admitting hospitalist physician is also overwhelmed with cross-coverage calls. A setting like this can be very inefficient because the amount of time that the admitting physician can spend answering phone calls can be between 3 to 5 hours. A GPS provider will answer calls and provide the needed cross coverage, freeing up the in-house physician to do a more efficient job.