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DHTN Consulting Services


What we bring.

Program development

o   clinical needs assessment

o   site visit

o   clinical and operational workflow review

o   quality program review

o   medical staff / credentialing process review

Telemedicine implementation

o   program kick-off

o   weekly implementation meetings

o   clinical and operational workflow development

o   medical staff credentialing

o   participation in local physician and committee meetings, to introduce the service

o   on site telemedicine training for local staff and physicians

o   on site go-live support

Program monitoring and analysis

o   24/7 program and operational support

o   design telemedicine baseline metrics

o   design telemedicine dashboard

o   development of quality program OPPE review

o   participation in local physician and committee meetings

o   participation in local skills day events, annual competencies, etc.  

Browse our successful partnerships and areas of expertise.

Telestroke, TeleNeurology

The time required to transport a patient to a major stroke center is time that could be used to save brain function. By accessing a board-certified stroke neurologist via remote camera and wireless internet connection, rural and suburban physicians are able to begin treatment protocols in their own Emergency Departments. Our average tPA administration rate with the DHTN is greater than 20%, as compared to the national average of 3-8%.

 

Early intervention results in:

  • better patient outcomes

  • shorter length of stay

  • reduced rehabilitation needs

  • fewer lifelong disabilities

 

This program includes:

  • 24/7/365 on-call neurologists for on-demand consultative services

  • full neurologic video consultation lasting approximately 15 minutes (depending on severity)

  • an average time to bedside of 15 minutes or less (for emergent neurologic conditions)

 

Current volumes: Last 12 months, ending February 2018

  • 6,862 acute stroke consults

  • 3,695 neurology consults

  • Total = 10,557

 

Current volumes: Last 12 months, ending February 2018

  • 11,045 psychiatry consults

TeleBehavioral Health

Mental illness is one of the most prevalent medical diagnoses in the world, with 1 in 5 people experiencing a recognized condition. Hospitals in both rural and urban areas are faced with limited treatment and placement options for patients due to an extreme shortage of both behavioral health providers and inpatient beds.

Psychiatry patients also have unique needs, and proper triage and timely care can be a challenge. By partnering with DHTN, you will have 24/7 access to specialists. We aim to respond to requests within 30 minutes. We believe in the highest quality care and access for behavioral health patients, regardless of their location or insurance status.

 

This program includes:

  • medication recommendations

  • behavioral health assessments / evaluations

  • treatment planning

  • disposition recommendations

  • assistance with capacity determinations

TeleICU

DHTN’s teleICU program improves care for critically ill patients by making a board-certified intensivist available.

 

The program uses a Round and Respond model:

  • Physicians participate in twice daily team rounds, to direct care of critically ill patients and re‐evaluate and intervene when needed..

  • Responding: As needed, 24/7, for critical care evaluations and interventions.

 

Current volumes: Last 12 months, ending February 28, 2018

  • 11,195 patients seen during rounds

  • 900 response events

Outpatient Specialty Clinic Services

Having access to specialty providers improves management of complex medical needs in your patient population with the goal of decreasing admissions and improving quality of life, while reducing cost. 

Chronic Disease Monitoring

Through a combination of technology, proprietary software, care coordination, and patient engagement, remote patient monitoring gives you important insights that are useful in identifying those potentially at risk for acute events.

 

Key benefits of this program include:

  • engagement of patients in their own care

  • prevention of unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency room visits

  • identification of trends so that your team can intervene before problems occur

  • enhancement of opportunities for health education and coaching

 

This program includes:

  • daily vital sign and symptom checks

  • clinical staff review and reporting on information submitted

  • specialist consults on any changes in treatment

Clinical video conferencing

Clinical videoconferencing is an appropriate tool for projects such as:

  • non-acute clinical consults

  • clinical education

  • community outreach

  • provider/staff education

 

Our partnerships with multiple technology vendors allow us to provide you with access to advanced technology.

 

This program includes:

  • technical review to determine appropriate platform based on use case, network, and location

  • training and education of selected technology platform for end users and local IT

  • 24/7 technical support

  • assistance with workflow development related to use of the selected technology

  • ability to utilize your own providers

EEG/PFT interpretation

If you don’t have the capability or resources for quick, accurate EEG analysis at your facility, take advantage of this service. An expert neurologist will read and report back on each study, 24/7. Board-certified pulmonologists are also available for PFT interpretation.

Newborn Connect

Through iPad and telepresence technology, we offer mothers who have had a high-risk delivery the ability to see and bond with their infant.

 

Who We Are

We are division of Dignity Health, a vibrant nonprofit health care system serving California, Arizona, and Nevada. 

Enhance your clinical capabilities with DHTN

Schedule your consultation today and we’ll connect you with one of our telemedicine specialists!