Hospital’s ER overcrowding solution: ‘Tele-triage’

From Fierce Healthcare:

In need of a strategy to deal with unexpected surges in emergency department use, a Florida health system controlled the volume by combining triage with telemedicine, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.

Looking to offset ED overcrowding, Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables created a “TeleTriage” program to stem the flow. The program allows patients to connect with physicians through video conferences, moving them through the emergency department faster and, essentially, increasing the hospital’s ED capacity, Rodolfo Lopez, Baptist Health’s manager of IT telehealth systems, told H&HN in a video interview.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: