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Connecting the Bedside to the Webside Virtual Nursing as a Service

Data reveals that Nursing Shortages will increase over the next 30 years; we are already seeing experienced #nurses exiting the #workforce at record rates.

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Virtual Nursing and the Digitally Enabled Clinical Workforce of the Future

Forged in the fire of a national pandemic, telehealth and virtual care have become essential aspects of U.S. healthcare delivery. These remote care solutions are now helping health systems counter workforce shortages and burnout. During the pandemic, 18% of healthcare workers quit their jobs and more than 30% of nurses are considering leaving their roles.

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To Be Part Of The Cure To Healthcare Finances, Telehealth Needs To Get Strategic

In addition to its overwhelming impact on people’s health and lives, the pandemic has run amok across the balance sheets of most healthcare organizations.

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Equum Medical, Blue Cirrus Consulting to Jointly Design and Implement a National Virtual Nursing Program

Equum Medical, a fast-growing provider of physician telehealth services, is poised to expand its portfolio of remote clinical care with a new virtual nursing offering and has brought in Blue Cirrus Consulting, the nation's premier telehealth consulting firm, to help design and build it.

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Equum Medical Partners with NRHA to Provide Rural Hospitals with Telehealth Specialist Care and Consulting

Equum Medical, a leading provider of telehealth-enabled specialty care to rural, critical access and community hospitals, has been named a Pipeline Partner of the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). For more than 10 years, Equum's national network of world-class physicians has helped rural hospitals fill gaps in care delivery caused by a lack of specialists and cleared bottlenecks in patient flow resulting from inappropriate care transitions, adverse events and delayed discharge. NRHA's mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communication, education, and research to its 26,000 members across all 50 states. Equum is now one of the valuable resources available to NRHA members. "We welcome the opportunity to start a dialogue with NRHA members, many of […]

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Equum and CLEW Join Forces on Telehealth Services in Acute Critical Care

Equum Medical has added CLEW Medical's cloud-based Tele-ICU platform to its ecosystem of technology partners that help it deliver virtual critical care services.

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Why Telehealth And Nurses Should Go Hand-In-Hand

By now, even everyday Americans are aware of the scale of the national registered nursing (RN) shortage. A McKinsey study found that at least a third of all RNs are either retiring early, switching to another kind of work or thinking strongly about one of those options.

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Equum Medical Signs Up For Net Zero

As part of its growing corporate commitment to social and environmental responsibility, Equum Medical has taken the health sector pledge, which has garnered the support of leading health systems, hospitals, industry associations and nonprofit groups. Participants promise in writing to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050, while producing detailed plans to prepare their facilities and communities for both chronic and catastrophic climate impacts.

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Rural Hospitals Must Look to Hybrid Care For Survival

If urban hospitals’ fiscal health is in need of some outpatient care management, rural hospitals are in the ICU, on life support. Strong doses of telehealth consults and facility optimization are needed, and stat.

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A ‘Great Physician Retirement’ is Coming – Digital Medicine Can Help Hold it Off

By Brian Rosenfeld, MD Physicians have a long-established pattern of working many years beyond when other professionals have on average retired. Before the pandemic, that trend was poised to continue with a survey showing widespread career satisfaction among all doctors, especially older physicians. But COVID-19 has changed all that, marking a profound shift in physicians’ professional outlook. A year and a half into the pandemic, a December 2021 survey of thousands of physicians revealed widespread burnout, depression and fear of infection, especially among older docs. One in three respondents said they intended to reduce work hours in the next 12 months and one in five was likely to leave their current practice within two years. The pandemic appears to have […]

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Changing The Ending of The Tale of Two Levels of Care, Remotely

By John DePetrillo, MD, FACP The chronic workforce shortage plaguing hospitals large and small is not waning as hospitalization associated with COVID-19 starts to recede. Many hospitals are having to curtail services; a few have shut their doors. More often, lack of available ICU beds has increased critically ill patient dwell time in the Emergency Department, often spanning hours to days waiting for an ICU bed.  This increases the length of stay for these patients, thus increasing hospital cost   The ability of Equum Medical to expand their services outside of the walls of the ICU has had a large impact on this patient cohort.  By actively managing these patients, we have been able to provide ICU level care in […]

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Equum Medical joins the American Telemedicine Association to promote telehealth's role in broadening access to quality care

Equum Medical, a leader in acute care telehealth, has joined the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) to fulfill a common mission of using virtual care services to deliver high quality and effective care for all Americans, regardless of geography.

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