The fourth installment of our Telemedicine Services series on the blog. Read part one, Infectious Disease & Prevention here, part two, Clinical Pharmacist Services here, and part three, Cardiology Consults & Procedures here.
In search of higher quality, more efficient and more cost-effective care, hospitals have set their sights on engaging the assistance of hospitalists.
“The nation’s hospitals and health systems have welcomed this model of care, yet these efficiencies are often accompanied by a variety of administrative challenges: financial, resourcing, recruitment and coverage. This leads us to the question, how do we provide solutions for these challenges? The answer is telemedicine,” says Til Jolly of MedCity News.
He continues, “Coupling telemedicine with a hospitalist program could solve staffing, capacity and coverage management challenges.”
The hospitalist team at Beam Healthcare was created to do just that. When you partner with Beam’s hospitalist services, your facility receives both onsite and remote cross-coverage care. We deliver physicians and APPs who provide evidence-based care to your community on a 24/7 basis via daytime on-site coverage and overnight telemedicine coverage.
At Beam, we take pride in improving processes at facilities we work with and are committed to playing an active role in facility administration (inpatient committees, quality improvement committees, etc.). For our staff, it’s about much more than simply showing up and doing a job—it’s about being a vital part of your program and your community, and actively working to expand access to the best care possible.
Beam’s hospitalist services are tailored to meet the needs of your facility and your community. We’ll work with you to create a 24/7 hospitalist program staffed by Beam physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), or partner with your existing program. Our programs include onsite physicians or an APP/physician hybrid model utilizing telemedicine services. By working together with Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs), we’re able to improve access to care in underserved areas, while ensuring the highest quality of care in the most cost-effective manner.
Utilizing hospitalist services provides cost-savings on a number of fronts. Nocturne telemedicine coverage means you don’t need to pay overnight on-site providers; primary APP coverage with MD backup means you save on staffing costs; and hospitalists provided by Beam mean you don’t need to hire a primary care physician.
The goal is simple—improve standard operating procedures (SOPs) instead of chasing arbitrary data. This translates to better patient care and satisfaction, improvement in Management and Education Services for Healthcare (MESH) acuity, reduced transfers, reduced length of stay, reduced readmissions, and improved discharges.
If you’d like to hear more about how Beam can meet your facility’s hospitalist needs, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you!