Premier Health and Wayne HealthCare Expand Telehealth Partnership

Premier Pulse     February 2021

Premier Health and Wayne HealthCare are expanding their telehealth partnership to include TeleIntensivist coverage, a telehealth program that provides access to intensivists through video consultation. An intensivist is a board-certified physician who provides special care for critically ill patients and has advanced training and experience in treating their complex health needs.

Premier Health’s network of intensivists (critical care telemedicine specialists) will work with on-site physicians and advanced practice providers at Wayne HealthCare to help remotely manage critically ill patients in the ICU using a telehealth cart with audio and visual connectivity. Providers will be able to review real-time bedside monitors and clinical data. Their experience and guidance, provided remotely, will allow for the successful treatment of patients that previously would have been transferred elsewhere.

Telemedicine services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The TeleIntensivist program complements other telemedicine services currently provided by Premier Health, including:

  • TeleStroke: board-certified neurologists work virtually with the staff at Wayne HealthCare to ensure rapid evaluation and treatment after a stroke to maximize rehabilitation and recovery for patients;
  • TeleEEG: board-certified neurologists diagnose and monitor seizures and other brain disorders.

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