McLeod Health has been an outstanding South Carolina Telehealth Alliance partner since 2016.
In 2011, McLeod began the relationship with telehealth to provide quick assessment and treatment of patients presenting to the Emergency Department with stroke symptoms. The organization introduced McLeod TeleHealth - Convenient Care in 2017 to treat patients with a variety of low-acuity illnesses ranging from rashes to respiratory infections. The McLeod TeleHealth platform offers a video visit with a provider when and where it is most convenient for the patient without having to take time from work or school and travel for diagnosis and treatment.
Today, McLeod Health is delivering telemedicine to hospital patients who require specialized consults in areas such as pulmonary, vascular and cardiology. This service allows patients to stay in their community hospital and receive specialized care that previously, only a regional hospital could provide. More than 80 percent of patients who qualify for a virtual telehealth visit have avoided a transfer and experienced a shorter hospital stay. Patients remain in their community, close to their home, family, and friends whose support is integral in the healing and recovery process.
“McLeod TeleHealth is providing excellence with the right care at the right time in the right place,” said Matt Reich, CIO, McLeod Health.
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