TripleCare, a national provider of telemedicine-based healthcare services to the post-acute sector, announces it will introduce its services across all 12 Commonwealth Care of Roanoke (CCR) facilities.

Initially, during the 2018 third quarter, CCR will roll out TripleCare’s virtual physician-supported services, which bring care to patients at their bedsides in real-time, at three facilities: Carriage Hill Health & Rehab Center in Fredericksburg, Va; Abingdon Health & Rehab Center in Abingdon, Va; and, Radford Health & Rehab Center in Radford, Va.

Implementation of services at the remaining nine facilities will be completed by year-end 2018, according to a media release from Long Island City, NY-based TripleCare.

TripleCare, with support from CCR’s on-site nursing staff, treats patients in place, allowing its physicians to differentiate from those who can be cared for at CCR versus those requiring a hospital transfer. By providing physician accessibility during these times, CCR is attempting to avoid patient hospitalizations.

“We look forward to working closely with CCR’s 12 facilities to expand the level of quality of care for its patients and help reduce costs relating to hospital readmissions and transfers. With access to our physicians in the off hours, CCR is prudently bridging the care gap by ensuring ongoing coverage for their patients,” states TripleCare Chief Executive Officer Dr Mary Jo Gorman, in the release.

“Our physician-based telemedicine services are gaining significant traction because facilities like CCR are fast recognizing the cost savings and benefits that result from deployment, including lower return-to-hospital (RTH) incidences, increases in both patient census and treat-in-place rates, and solidifying competitive positions in their local communities,” Gorman adds.

Honor Chriscoe, director of operational initiatives and support at CCR, comments that, “It is a well-established fact that unnecessary transfers to the hospital can be traumatic for the patient and delivering care on-site, as opposed to an ambulance, is preferable. We believe that telemedicine will play an increasingly important role in the post-acute sector in which we operate, and CCR strives to be at the forefront of this sea change.

“By engaging TripleCare, which works in tandem with our expert on-site clinical team, we are enhancing care and improving patient outcomes. This relationship underscores our dedication to our talented employees and complements our patient-centric approach to provide evidenced-based care in a compliance-oriented setting,” she continues.

[Source(s): TripleCare, Business Wire]