Leveraging Telehospitalists in the Age of COVID-19
Last year, Providence's telehospitalists served more than 7,100 hospital patients and provided 19,000-plus virtual bedside consultations, a 45-percent volume jump year over year, according to a report released by the organization in April. This helped extend hospitalist coverage when hospitals needed it the most.
But expanding a telehospitalist program during a once-in-a-century public health crisis comes with its challenges, which for Providence included training for on-site nurses who help telehospitalists conduct remote physical examinations.
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