As death and destruction follows in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, Eagle Telemedicine has stepped forward to aid its hospital partners in the recovery efforts. Dr. Talbot McCormick, President and CEO at Eagle Telemedicine, said, “Whenever disasters like Hurricane Dorian strike, people naturally want to help.
It’s very encouraging to see how Eagle Telemedicine’s physicians licensed in the state and credentialed at the hospital using established telemedicine infrastructure spring into action to respond to these emergencies.” Eagle’s team of virtual physicians also provides assistance to on-the-ground physicians unable to get to the facility owing to road closures and post-storm follow-ups. The specialties of Eagle include Hospitalist Medicine, Stroke and Acute Neurology, Psychiatry, Critical Care, Cardiology, Infectious Disease, and so on. “Hospitals that don’t have a telemedicine program in place have to rely on the physicians, nurses, and staff that are onsite or can physically get to the hospital through often dangerous conditions,” Dr. McCormick said.
Eagle’s virtual physician teams also helped in coordinating the social services and assisting the affected residents. The telemedicine offerings enable a speedy response, allowing for the quick treatment of patients with respiratory issues and asthma symptoms. The offerings of Eagle Telemedicine have proved invaluable in the face of horrifying catastrophes such as Hurricane Florence and Dorian. However, its services are not limited to natural disasters.“Eagle Telemedicine is unique in that we have licensed and credentialed physicians, outside the evacuation zones, where they can provide support and respite to onsite staff — or act for physicians who can’t get there locally,” Dr. McCormick said.
Source: Healthcare Tech Outlook