Telemedicine helps hospitals double revenue: Government a “Lagging Partner”
(ED: Mr. Bowman is being generous by reporting that government has been a “lagging partner”. Other descriptive phrases could have been used, but let’s form a committee and get back to you in a year or two to figure it out)
Hospitals that used telemedicine technology and referred patients to children’s facilities saw their revenue increase significantly, according to research published this month in the journal Telemedicine and e-Health.
For the study, researchers retrospectively examined billing information for patients transferred from 16 hospitals that used telemedicine. They compared information before and after implementation of telemedicine tools from July 2003 to December 2010.The researchers, from the University of California Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento, found that the average number of patients transferred annually by 16 hospitals using telemedicine to children’s facilities nearly doubled following deployment of such services, from 143 transfers before deployment to 285 after deployment
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