FHA Collaborative on Reducing Readmissions in Florida
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Reducing Readmissions from Nursing Homes
One of the major challenges facing nursing homes is timely access to physicians. PhoneDOCTORx is an innovative program developed in the Boston area to provide real-time consultations directly to patients in nursing homes. Using two-way video-conferencing to provide evaluation and treatment utilizing emergency or primary care physicians located at a call center, they have successfully reduced unnecessary transfers and readmissions to the hospital. Dr. Sam Shen, a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, provided an overview of their program, discussed their experience to date, and their future plans.
For more information about PhoneDOCTORx and to view a video, please visit their Web site at http://www.phonedoctorx.com/