Innovative use of technology helps connect doctors to patients while reducing costs
The San Francisco Business Times featured a March 18 article about the Dignity Health Telemedicine Network’s plans to expand its services to post-acute and ambulatory care in the future. In the article, “Check out Dignity Health’s dozens of robots roaming its hospitals,” Dr. Alan Shatzel, neurologist and medical director, Dignity Health Telemedicine Network, says about 60 robots in acute care settings and he has seen fewer emergency room visits and better medication management as a result. To read more, click here.
Modern Healthcare a leader in healthcare business news, published an article on March 20 about the use of telehealth technology in complex medical cases. The article focuses on the country’s leading health systems using telemedicine to treat high acuity patients, which can lower costs and reduce length of stay. In the article, “Tapping telehealth for complex cases,” Dr. Alan Shatzel, neurologist and medical director of the Dignity Health Telemedicine Network (DHTN), says telemedicine allows you to compress time and space and use a core group of physician specialists across a broad network of hospitals. DHTN features 60 specialists, 45 partner sites and had 20,500 total encounters in fiscal year 2016. Click here to read the Modern Healthcare article.